CMS is reporting these events and information on payment issues concerning Medicare and Medicaid. News includes updates on Inpatient Skilled Nursing Facility denials and Chronic Care Management Payment correction for RHCs and FQHCs.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently posted new resources to the Quality Payment Program website to help healthcare professionals participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs).
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – Earlier this year, Monmouth University conducted a survey to determine which issues were most important as the country transitions to a new presidential administration.
CMS OMH and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the HRSA introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of CCM services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and to provide health care professionals with support to implement CCM programs.
By Marilyn Agbeko – To Repeal or not to repeal; that is NOT the question. Not when it comes value based care and the basic tenets of tying reimbursement to quality. At least, not that we’ve seen yet, and I daresay, not that we will see any time soon.
The latest in telehealth and telemedicine news includes Jefferson Health, Zeriscope, and IBIS World. This week’s post also offers the latest in telemedicine news from the states including West Virginia, Utah, Vermont, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
The webinar is open to the public and will provide an overview of the Medicare ACO Track 1+ Model, including details on the Model’s design, eligibility and application requirements, evaluation, and learning activities.
MGMA to CMS Letter: Release past due MIPS eligibility notifications. A call for the immediate release of critical 2017 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligibility information, including notifications about the low volume threshold exemption.
By Jon Pearce – More and more, health systems are looking to telemedicine and virtual care technology to improve access by connecting patients with clinicians. It’s no secret that providing care online is critical to remaining competitive and meeting patient demand.
By Kathy Kuhn – Patient payments are a vital part of revenue cycle management, but when patients fail to take financial responsibility, doctors and their practices take a hard hit.
By Sarianne Gruber – The “Rise of the Healthy Machines” sounded more like a screening of a sci-fi movie than a Medstartr Health 2.0 NYC event. But to this group of over 180 attendees, this title conjures images of “machines” that help us stay healthy, help doctors give better care and help researchers give us better answers.
By Sara Rosenbaum – While preliminary and incomplete, the draft offers the best evidence to date on where lawmakers may go as they work to translate ambiguous policy proposals into legally binding legislation that will determine the future of health insurance coverage for tens of millions of people.
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