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
Feb 8th, 2018
A diverse group of leaders, including former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Andy Slavitt, have come together to form a new movement that will champion the cause of affordable healthcare without mucking up the works with politics. They call it United States of Care. Serving as Board Chair of United ...
Mar 1st, 2013
By Dorothy Steed, CPA, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CPMA, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CCS-P, RCC, RMC Be ready if a hospital employment opportunity arises in a facility near you. In our changing health care environment, there may come a time when you need to look beyond your physician practice and branch out in another direction. For ...
Dec 19th, 2012
There are several delivery systems that can evolve into accountable care organizations (ACO). If your practice is looking to take advantage of this new health delivery, cost saving, and revenue model, you ought to know what they are. Before establishing or joining an ACO, evaluate your practice, its structure, and its affiliations. Look to similar ...
In ICD-10
Aug 24th, 2012
The final rule setting the ICD-10-CM implementation date as October 1, 2014 was released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this morning. The rule, which will be published in the Federal Register Sept. 5, ends months of speculation spawned when public comment was solicited by CMS in April. The rule, which also ...