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,,,Read More
By Jordan Rau – The federal government has eased its annual punishments for hospitals with higher-than-expected readmission rates in an acknowledgment of the upheaval the covid-19 pandemic has caused, resulting in the lightest penalties since 2014.
CMS announced that the Medicare Shared Savings Program, through its work with Accountable Care Organizations – groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers — saved Medicare money while continuing to deliver high-quality care.
By Chris Emper – The heavily anticipated CMS 2023 Proposed Medicare Physician Payment Rule is a whopping 2,066 pages long and includes numerous provisions that will impact physician groups next year.
CMS releases Fiscal Year 2023 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule (CMS-1767-F) and Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule (CMS 1765-F).
On July 15, 2022, CMS proposed Medicare payment rates for hospital outpatient and Ambulatory Surgical Center services. The calendar year 2023 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System Proposed Rule is published annually and will have a 60-day comment period, which will end on September 13, 2022.
By David Burda – Hospitals, health systems and medical practices are businesses just like businesses in any other industry. They respond to economic incentives, and they do things for economic reasons. Plain and simple. Well, maybe not so plain and simple.
CMS opened the Hardship Exception Application period for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that participated in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program in Calendar Year 2021.
By Shelley Davis MSN RNC CCM – 80% of American adults enrolled in Medicare are prescribed at least one daily maintenance medication. With the vast majority of Medicare patients dependent on some type of prescription, and with 70% of the same population diagnosed with two or more chronic conditions, medication adherence is vitally important, now more than ever.