CMS recently completed a large-scale effort to provide new Medicare cards without Social Security numbers to people with Medicare. The new cards support the agency’s work to protect personal identity and reduce fraud and abuse. The post CMS Finalizes New Medicare Card Distribution Ahead of Deadline appeared first on RCM Answers.
The Healthcare Administrative Technology Association, the national association representing the practice management software industry, met recently to finalize the criteria of a new certification for PMS vendors. The post HATA Finalizes Criteria for New CHAT Certification appeared first on RCM Answers.
CMS finalized the cancellation of the mandatory hip fracture and cardiac bundled payment models that were to be operated by the CMS Innovation Center and implemented changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model. The post CMS Finalizes Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model appeared first on RCM Answers.
CMS issued a final rule for the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule and final rule with comment period for the QPP. The rules reflect the agency’s efforts to promote innovation in healthcare delivery aimed at lowering prices, increasing competition and strengthening the relationship between patients and their doctors. The post Breaking News: CMS Finalizes Policies that […]
On July 31, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule [CMS-1679-F] outlining Fiscal Year 2018 Medicare payment rates and quality programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The post Medicare Finalizes Fiscal Year 2018 Payment & Policy Changes for Skilled Nursing Facilities appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Kate Goodrich MD, MHS – Medicare and other payers are rapidly moving toward a health care system that rewards high quality care while spending taxpayer dollars more wisely. The post CMS Finalizes its Measures Under Consideration List for Pre-rulemaking appeared first on RCM Answers.
In a final rule that changes the way off-campus facilities are reimbursed, the CMS was flexible in grandfathering some hospitals that had to relocate their buildings because of natural disasters. The post CMS Finalizes Site-Neutral Payment Rule appeared first on RCM Answers.
On November 1, CMS finalized updated payment rates and policy changes in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System for CY 2017. The post CMS Finalizes 3 Payment Rules appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS – On December 18, 2015, we posted our draft Quality Measure Development Plan, a strategic framework for clinician quality measurement development to support the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System and advanced alternative payment models. The post CMS Finalizes its Quality Measure Development Plan appeared first on RCM Answers.
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