In Coding
Nov 15th, 2018
Millennials, those born between 1980 and around 2000, access healthcare differently. Are you aware of their habits? Here’s an example. Millennials look for convenience and price transparency along with the fast service. This challenges the traditional primary care medicine office care delivery model. As a result of having a difficulty in getting convenient appointments, knowing ...
Aug 8th, 2017
Last  year, 700,000 veterans made approximately 2 million telehealth appointments at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and other facilities, the agency said. To enhance access to care, the VA rolled out two new initiatives. Appointments  at Hand In an event that included President Donald Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, the VA debuted an ...
In Audit
Apr 28th, 2015
Providers and suppliers who furnish durable medical equipment (DME), clinical laboratory services, imaging services, or home health services to patients on Medicare should be aware of a clarification the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made to ordering and certifying documentation maintenance requirements. CMS has clarified the term “access to documentation” in the ...
In Audit
Jun 18th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new data and information initiative it says will be a key tool in the agency’s evolution from a fee-for-service based payer to a value-based purchaser of care. A new Office of Information Products and Data Analytics (OIPDA) will oversee CMS’ portfolio of data and information ...
In Audit
Jul 1st, 2011
Plans by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to use “mystery shoppers” to call on physician offices have been scrapped. HHS announced in April its plans to gauge availability of primary care physicians (PCPs) accepting new Medicare patients, assess the timeliness of Medicare services provided to beneficiaries by PCPs, and assess the ...