By Rae Ellen Bichell – As one of the nation’s more than 1,000 federally designated primary care shortage areas, Costilla County has many carrots to dangle in front of medical providers willing to practice there, including federal student loan repayments, bonus Medicare payments, and expedited visas for foreign clinicians.Read More
By Julie Apppleby – Don Smith remembers the moment he awoke in an intensive care unit after 13 days in a medically induced coma. His wife and daughter were at his bedside, and he thought it had been only a day since he arrived at the emergency room with foot pain.
By Robert Daley – In the eight years since MACRA, the law has been a strong step in the right direction. ACOs account for the majority of Medicare’s advanced APMs, using incentives to hire care managers to provide personal care to their sickest patients.
From the CMS Blog – CMS is committed to fostering innovation while ensuring that people with Medicare have faster and more consistent access to emerging technologies that will improve health outcomes. As part of this commitment CMS announced a proposed Transitional Coverage for Emerging Technologies (TCET) pathway.
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On April 10, 2023, CMS issued the fiscal year 2024 Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system and long-term care hospital prospective payment system proposed rule.
As you prepare to participate in this year’s Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program, CMS would like to highlight its requirements and share the program’s 2023 specification sheets.
The number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) serving Medicare patients will grow slightly in 2023, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
By Liz Fowler JD PhD, Purva Rawal PhD, Sarah Fogler PhD, Brian Waldersen MD MPH, Meghan O’Connell MPH, & Jacob Quinton MD MSHS – In 2021, CMS established a goal to have 100 percent of Original Medicare beneficiaries and the vast majority of Medicaid beneficiaries in accountable care relationships by 2030,,,