In CMS
Dec 5th, 2018
U.S. hospitals that are putting quality over quantity will fare well next year for their efforts. Out of  approximately 2,800 hospitals across the country, more than 1,550 will see an increase in their 2019 Medicare payments. For the rest? Well, the news isn’t so good. Where Does the Money Come From? The Centers for Medicare ...
In Billing
Jul 26th, 2018
The long-awaited 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) proposed rule, released July 25, sets the wheels in motion for significant reforms in the way Medicare will pay providers in hospital outpatient settings. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is moving toward site-neutral payments for clinic visits, which will save ...
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 ...
Jun 9th, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comment on how it can create a more patient-centered healthcare system that adheres to the key principles of affordability, accessibility, quality, innovation, and empowerment. An Executive Order President Trump issued on Jan. 20, entitled, “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable ...
Feb 10th, 2017
The Senate today confirmed Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He replaces former HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Background Price, a retired orthopedic surgeon from Atlanta, served on the House Ways and Means Committee, including the Subcommittee on Health. In the 114th Congress, Price ...