May 1st, 2012
The future depends on the specificity that ICD-10 offers. By Annie Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT As Coding Edge went to press, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had just announced a proposed one-year delay of the implementation of ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2014 from Oct. ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2011
If Congress takes up recent recommendations made by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), acute care and outpatient hospitals, physicians and other health professionals, ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), end-stage renal dialysis (ESRD) centers, and hospices should see payment rate increases in 2012. But for long-term care hospitals (LTCHs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home hea...
In CMS
Jan 25th, 2010
A failing economy in the midst of a recession took its toll on health care spending in 2008. Health spending continued to surpass the economic growth rate in 2008, albeit at a much slower pace, according to a recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary report. By the end of 2008, health ...
In CMS
Jan 16th, 2009
Although health spending in the United States slowed to 6.1 percent in 2007 compared to 6.7 percent in 2006, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), it continues to shadow overall economic growth, which grew 4.8 percent in 2007. Health Spending Outpaces Economic Growth was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin ...