In CMS
Mar 13th, 2019
President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget allows for $87.1 billion in discretionary budget authority and $1.2 trillion in mandatory funding for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) commands the lion’s share of HHS’s budget, the Trump administration has found ways to cut $395 ...
In CMS
Jun 10th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1629-P) to update 2016 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices. The 2016 proposal would give hospices an estimated 1.3 percent ($200 million) increase in their payments. According to “2016 Hospice NPRM CMS-1629-P CMS Updates to the Wage Index and Payment ...
Jan 23rd, 2013
Transitioning to ICD-10 will take strategic planning and will affect each area of your practice. AAPC ICD-10 Specialist Jackie Stack, BSHA, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC, CCP-P, recently published an article in the AAMA Executive, explaining the most important considerations practice administrators should have in preparing for ICD-10 implementation. “As the administrator you need ...
In ICD-10
Mar 29th, 2012
According to an Integrated Healthcare Strategies survey, hospital staff can expect to see a pay increase for 2012, as such: Hospital executives salaries – 2.5 percent increase Middle management – 2.8 percent Staff – 2.6 percent Hospitals Increase Salaries for Docs was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by admin aapc...
In Billing
Sep 29th, 2011
In the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) Sept. 15 report “Moving Forward from the Sustainable Growth Rate System,” the agency addresses the problems with the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system—namely, the current call for a 30 percent pay cut to 2012 physician fee schedule (PFS) services. But repealing the SGR and putting a recommended 10-year ...