In CMS
Aug 10th, 2017
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) says noncompliance of the three-day rule continues to cost Medicare millions of dollars, every year. In 2013-14, National Government Services (NGS), alone, reportedly overpaid New England providers an estimated $1.3 million. This estimate is based on a stratified random sample of 129 nonphysician outpatient services furnished within three days ...
In CMS
Aug 9th, 2017
In an Aug. 7 webinar (CAPG MACRA Comments Webinar), CAPG responds to the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule and provisions for which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking feedback. CAPG consists of 300 risk-bearing physician groups with members in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. CAPG’s mission is ...
In CMS
Aug 7th, 2017
Medicare still plans to mail new Medicare cards to all beneficiaries, beginning April 2018. The change is being made to assign random identifiers to members to replace the Social Security numbers used now. Because of the scope of the change—millions of members and changes to existing systems—this has been a long time coming. CMS said ...
Aug 2nd, 2017
Hospices that are successful quality reporters will fair better. CMS filed a final rule in the Federal Register on Aug. 1, updating the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018). The final rule includes new quality measures and provides an update on ...
In CMS
Aug 1st, 2017
A proposed rule would update the 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHA) serving Medicare beneficiaries, as well as revise the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) case-mix adjustment methodology. Payment Update is Down In the proposed rule, published July 28 in the Federal Register, the Centers for ...