By Mary Kay Thalken RN MBA – CMS released their long-awaited final rule for hospitals that fall under certain payment models in Fiscal Year 2020, and it’s a doozy.
By Luis Castillo – Almost a year ago, CMS Administrator Seema Verma called upon apps developers to put an end to faxing in doctors’ offices by 2020. It was a bold statement, one that debuted to applause at the time but that nevertheless left everyone who heard it thinking…
By Mary Kay Thalken, RN MBA – Common wisdom suggests, when a person comes to the Emergency Room, they do so because they need emergency care. It’s up to nurses, physicians and available specialists and staff to provide the appropriate treatment…
By Luis Castillo – CMS is getting even more serious about keeping people out of the hospital, with each newly issued rule reflecting that commitment. Starting at the beginning of this year, CMS sought to further incentivize providers by….
By Mary Kay Thalken RN MBA – Since taking effect the last few years, the chronic care management and transitional care management CPT codes have accounted for sources of revenue that too many provider organizations have overlooked. Principally, it’s money left on the table.
By Luis Castillo – 2019 may go down as the year value-based care comes into its own. More facilities than ever have reimbursement tied to the long-term value they bring to patients; if your patients are re-admitted within…
By Jill Reeves – The 2019 Fiscal Year is well underway, and 2019 proper will be here in a hot minute. That makes this as good a time as any to preview some of the changes that have recently been or are about to be rolled out by CMS.
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