Apr 20th, 2017
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) extended the Medicare-dependent, Small Rural Hospital (MDH) program, but like previous statutes before it, only temporarily. Beginning Oct. 1, 2017, the MDH program will no longer be in effect. The Effect on Hospitals The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) explains in the 2018 ...
Apr 13th, 2017
On April 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a webinar to provide information on the Advancing Care Information (ACI) performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The ACI category is just one component of MIPS. For the 2017 performance year, there is also a Quality category and an Improvement ...
Apr 7th, 2017
Are you tired of always being the last one to know when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule or transmittal with new coding/billing guidance? Be the first to learn of new Medicare regulations and become a valuable resource for your providers. Simply go to www.cms.gov and scroll toward the ...
Mar 30th, 2017
A recent survey cosponsored by Healthcare Informatics and SERMO assessed healthcare providers’ readiness for Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) mandates. The law requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to adjust Medicare Part B payments based on performance data that eligible clinicians and clinician groups submit, each year. Beginning in ...
Mar 29th, 2017
Community involvement is needed to reduce childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is not an isolated condition. Children who are obese are also at risk of developing diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and other co-morbidities. They may also experience social ridicule, low self-esteem, and depression. Many experts believe schools are a key setting for efforts to prevent childhood obesity. ...