Jan 16th, 2020
Millennials are everywhere in the news: They are attracting marketers, entering the workforce, and shaping our trends. Now that these young adult consumers are exceeding the baby boomer population, it’s remolding healthcare delivery and access  ̶  and our industry should care. According to Statista’s “Resident Population in the United States in 2017, by Generation,” the ...
Jan 14th, 2020
What access should you have to your own medical information? Should you have to pay for it? And if so, how much should it cost? These are three key questions raised by a recent enforcement action conducted by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The answers ...
In Coding
Jan 6th, 2020
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) ranks as the 15th leading cause of death in the United States and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55 years. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings have shown a measurable and significant reduction in the overall rate of aneurysm-related death. In this article, we’ll review the U.S. Preventive ...
In CMS
Dec 30th, 2019
Many clinicians earned Qualifying Alternate Payment Model Participant (QP) status during the 2017 performance period of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). But a long list of them are still eagerly awaiting their 5 percent lump sum incentive payment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began disbursing the 5 percent APM incentive payment to ...
Dec 4th, 2019
While there has been more than a $5.3 billion decrease in estimated improper payments for home health services over the past three years, the projected improper payment amount for home health services during the 2018 report period was $3.2 billion. This translates to a Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) improper payment rate of 17.6 percent, accounting for ...