In Billing
Sep 7th, 2018
Bundled payments seem to be cutting healthcare costs. One of the salient goals of the Affordable Care Act was to bring down the cost of care. As a result, the federal government attempted to assist in reducing the cost of care by implementing a program called Bundled Payments for procedures that are frequently performed for ...
In Billing
Sep 6th, 2018
Medical coders and billers will see a new name in their drug claims soon thanks to the effort of three health foundations and seven groups of facilities seeking to end generic drug shortages and lower cost. Facilities Assuring Supply Called Civica Rx, the new, nonprofit drug company will start with 14 widely used hospital drugs in short ...
In CMS
May 26th, 2017
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 will shake how providers are reimbursed to the core, as they are paid based on the quality of care versus the quantity of care through a fee-for-service model. How are providers and others in the industry going to cope with this new law, which was passed with bi-partisan ...
In Billing
Jan 20th, 2017
If your accounts receivables are higher than expected in first quarter 2017, remember the old adage: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Due to errors in the Medicare Claims Processing System, some Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) hospital claims with dates of service on or after January 1, 2017, may have ...
In CMS
Dec 11th, 2016
Patients and their families look for ways to better understand healthcare choices to help them receive the best treatment possible. With this in mind, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Hospital Compare information to help patients, “learn about the quality of hospitals, compare facilities in their area side-by-side, and ask important ...