Revenue Cycle & Payments Archive
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its strategic vision for physician quality reporting programs, describing a state in which measurements and public reporting are aligned and optimized across various programs to ease the reporting processes.
Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will reintroduce a bill to waive Medicare restrictions on telehealth services, encouraging greater use of the technology.
A wrap-up of some of the vendor announcements made during HIMSS15 in Chicago.
With more than 13 million customers, Humana is one of the largest U.S. health insurance companies. But, according to Humanas president and CEO Bruce Broussard, the Louisville, Ky.-based insurer is in the business of health outcomes, not insurance underwriting.
The rise of patient financial responsibilities in the healthcare industry is fundamentally changing how providers think of the revenue cycle, says an executive with claims clearinghouse and revenue cycle management vendor Emdeon.
At least four health information technology acquisitions were announced in recent days leading to the official start of the HIMSS15 Conference on Monday.
Hospitals are expecting a rapid shift to value-based contracts, according to results of a new survey by Kaufman Hall, a Skokie, Ill.-based management consulting and software firm.
MCIS, the health information technology unit of Marshfield Clinic, has combined its suite of homegrown electronic health records software with the revenue cycle management software and services of ambulatory vendor CareCloud.
Fifteen months have passed since insurers were mandated to adopt HIPAA operating rules by January 2014 that increase standardization of electronic funds transfers and electronic remittance advice transactions, and offer them to providers who want to use the transactions. But, not all payers are offering the transactions as required, and many providers arent asking for them.
Over the years, hospital information systems vendor Medsphere Systems and consultancy Phoenix Health Systems have had a partnership. Now, the partners have merged following a swap of Phoenix stock for Medsphere stock.
Veteran ambulatory software vendors e-MDs and MDeverywhere have merged after investment firm Martin Equity Partners bought e-MDs, which sells an integrated physician practice management and electronic health records system. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Could legislation easily passed in the U.S. House that would replace the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate payment formula for physiciansand implement significant new policies for health information technologybe in trouble in the Senate?
Health insurer Humana has created two companies intended to help providers make the transition to new forms of contracts as reimbursement models shift away from fee for service.
The U.S. House of Representatives on March 26 easily passed legislation to repeal and replace the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate reimbursement mechanism for physicians. The bill did not include language to extend the ICD-10 deadline, as the Rules Committee report to the House floor forbid the adoption of amendments.
The White House and healthcare industry stakeholders on March 25 officially launched a new nationwide program to rapidly move away from fee-for-service payments and adopt value-based reimbursement methods.