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Apr 21st, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted three new resources to its Quality Payment Program Educational Resources webpage: MIPS Participation Fact Sheet: This fact sheet answers basic questions about eligibility in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Fact: “Clinicians who are not included in MIPS now, may choose to voluntarily submit data individua...
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 ...
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Apr 17th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule April 14 that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-term Care Hospitals Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS). The proposed changes apply to approximately 3,330 acute care hospitals and approximately 420 LTCHs and, if finalized, ...
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 11th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a fact sheet to ipmrove understanding of HIPAA’s least-known provision, Administrative Simplification. The FAQ helps explain the three-pronged approach to simplification: electronic transactions, code sets, and unique identifiers. CMS said the fact sheet explains how Administrative Simplification standards streamline day-to-day t...