In CMS
Aug 9th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a listening session in September regarding confidential feedback reports and the implementation of a value-based payment modifier for physicians. Physicians, physician associations, and all others interested in the use of confidential feedback reports as one means of enhancing quality and efficiency are encouraged to participate ...
In Billing
Jul 30th, 2010
A proposed rule that went on display in the Federal Register July 16 indicates home health agencies (HHAs) can expect a 4.75 percent decrease in 2011 Medicare payments. Compared to 2010 payments, this amounts to about a $900 million pay cut for HHAs across the nation. HHAs that submit the required quality data would receive ...
In CMS
Jul 23rd, 2010
A notice with comment period the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published July 22 in the Federal Register updates the 2011 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) and delays implementation of a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision. Medicare Will Pay SNFs More in 2011 was last modified: July 5th, ...
In Billing
Jul 16th, 2010
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively referred to as health reform) has required the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to revise its final 2010 payment system rules in the past few months. As if keeping up with annual changes to the various ...
In Billing
Jul 2nd, 2010
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced July 1 the establishment of a new Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) that offers coverage to uninsured Americans who have been unable to obtain health coverage because of a pre-existing health condition. The PCIP will provide a new health coverage option for Americans who have ...