In CMS
Dec 15th, 2015
A second major physician organization asked Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to make AAPC a Cooperating Party on the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) joins the American Medical Association (AMA) in recommending AAPC, saying “they represent the interests of individual physicians and healthcare providers who perform ...
Jun 25th, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that federal subsidies are legal under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for those individuals who purchase insurance from federally run healthcare exchanges. The 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell marks a major victory for proponents of the ACA, or Obamacare. As CNN reported: The income-based subsidies are crucial to ...
In CMS
Oct 16th, 2014
The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) called on Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to communicate the need to implement ICD-10 to the United States Congress after stakeholders expressed frustration at the group’s ICD coordination and maintenance meeting. In a letter outlining the HHS committee’s recommendations following a June meeting, the ...
Jul 15th, 2014
Highlights from Rhonda Buckholtz’ testimony, CMS announcements, an open letter from AAPC to Secretary Burwell, and an invitation for an AAPC-CMS joint webinar. On June 10, 2014, representatives across multiple industries participated in a National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) hearing. Spokespeople from AAPC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offered ...
In Billing
Jun 5th, 2014
Sylvia Burwell was confirmed by the United States Senate as the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The vote was 78-17 in favor, with more than 20 Republicans crossing the aisle to support her nomination to replace the embattled Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell, the White House budget director, is well regarded ...