In Billing
Feb 12th, 2019
Is putting patients in control of their healthcare a cure for what ails this country? At the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Jan. 29-31, CMS Administrator Seema Verma spoke about the agency’s vision to transform the healthcare system through competition and innovation. “We are prioritizing a well-informed, ...
Jan 8th, 2019
Civica Rx announced that 12 new health systems representing 250 hospitals nationwide have joined the not-for-profit generic drug company as founding members. That brings the number of hospitals that have joined the project designed to make generic drugs more accessible and less expensive to 750. Civica Rx to Solve Supply, Cost Problems Spotty supply and ...
In CMS
Dec 28th, 2018
Will the latest regulations governing accountable care organizations (ACO) deliver favorable results for all? The Pathways to Success final rule, released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Dec. 21, 2018, offers several new participation options and flexibility to healthcare organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Participation options are meant ...
In CMS
Dec 10th, 2018
The 2019 HCPCS Level II code set includes an unusual nine new modifiers that help medical coders and billers accurately report services recently adopted or changed by Medicare. Some are already effective; others are effective January 1, 2019. Modifiers CO and CQ Modifiers CO and CQ identify therapy services provided by an occupational therapy assistant ...
In CMS
Dec 5th, 2018
U.S. hospitals that are putting quality over quantity will fare well next year for their efforts. Out of  approximately 2,800 hospitals across the country, more than 1,550 will see an increase in their 2019 Medicare payments. For the rest? Well, the news isn’t so good. Where Does the Money Come From? The Centers for Medicare ...