Make quality of care a driving force as you improve and maintain your facility’s star rating. Hospital Compare is a component of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. There are up to 57 quality measures in which hospitals can participate, and scores are published on the CMS website. These scores ...
In CMS
Oct 19th, 2017
The Physician Compare preview period began Oct. 18 and ends Nov. 17. Now is the time for physicians to review their profiles for accuracy before they are made public. Misinformation could cost your practice dearly. Check the Basics General information given on the Physician Compare website for physicians enrolled in Medicare includes: Name Medical specialties Contact information Medicare ...
In CMS
Dec 11th, 2016
Patients and their families look for ways to better understand healthcare choices to help them receive the best treatment possible. With this in mind, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Hospital Compare information to help patients, “learn about the quality of hospitals, compare facilities in their area side-by-side, and ask important ...
In Billing
Apr 8th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Prescription Drug program changes for 2016 that the agency said provide fair and accurate payments to plans, while encouraging the delivery of high-quality care for all populations.  CMS said the policies fully consider comments received during the public comment period. It said particular care ...