Jun 12th, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has selected nine health departments and associated partner hospitals to become special regional treatment centers for patients with Ebola or other severe, highly infectious diseases. HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has awarded approximately $20 million through its Hospital Preparedness Program ...
In Billing
Feb 20th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed changes Feb. 20, for the coming year, for the Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Prescription Drug programs. The agency said the changes will advance the agency’s vision of “building a better, smarter health care system and moving the Medicare program, and the health care ...
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 ...