May 10th, 2017
Don’t ask Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price about what changes are in store for healthcare, or you might be arrested. A veteran West Virginia public radio reporter persisted when Price didn’t respond and found himself in the slammer. State police arrested Dan Heyman, who continued to shout questions at Price and White House ...
In Billing
Aug 9th, 2012
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill that aims to save $200 billion over the next 15 years by linking health care cost increases to the growth of the state’s economy. The bill passed overwhelmingly in the House and unanimously in the Senate. Under the new law, hospitals and doctors will have to cut their ...
In Billing
Jul 13th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports, as of July 1, the addition of 89 new, approved Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), bringing the total number of these new health care delivery systems to 154, covering 2.4 million beneficiaries. The ACO model is formed by groups of doctors and other health providers who have ...
In Audit
Jun 29th, 2012
More than 14 million Medicare patients have received at least one preventive service at no charge so far in 2012, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Approximately 1 million of these have taken advantage of the annual wellness visit, the agency reported. Preventive benefits have been provided free of charge with ...
Jun 29th, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court announced June 28 a decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in its entirety. The court ruled that the individual mandate—among the most controversial aspects of the 2010 health care reform act—was a constitutionally allowable tax. The vote was 5 to 4. Supreme Court Affirms Affordable Care ...