Become familiar with new initiatives and payment models, and be willing to adapt. By Lamon Willis, CPC, CPCO, CPC-I, CPC-H Among 191 countries, the World Health Organization ranks the United States as 37th for quality of healthcare, yet we spend a higher portion of our gross domestic product on healthcare than all other countries (The ...
Apr 12th, 2012
Twenty-seven accountable care organizations (ACOs) have signed on to the new Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), taking responsibility for quality of care furnished to Medicare subscribers. If successful, the ACOs will get a piece of the savings realized through better care, CMS said. New ...