Apr 20th, 2017
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) extended the Medicare-dependent, Small Rural Hospital (MDH) program, but like previous statutes before it, only temporarily. Beginning Oct. 1, 2017, the MDH program will no longer be in effect. The Effect on Hospitals The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) explains in the 2018 ...
In Billing
Apr 17th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule April 14 that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-term Care Hospitals Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS). The proposed changes apply to approximately 3,330 acute care hospitals and approximately 420 LTCHs and, if finalized, ...
In CMS
Jan 18th, 2017
Eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and/or Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program have been granted a little more time to submit their electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) data for the 2016 reporting period. The original deadline of Feb. 28 has been extended to March 13. According ...
Dec 18th, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2017 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The proposed rule, which CMS says would apply to approximately 3,330 acute care hospitals and ...
Dec 17th, 2016
Compare it with outpatient coding, and if the shoe fits, wear it. By Leonta (Lee) Williams, RHIT, CPCO, CPC, CCS, CCDS The healthcare industry affords many wonderful opportunities for career transition and growth. There are a plethora of career choices available, such as coding, billing, auditing, compliance, and practice management. If you decide on coding, ...