Revenue Cycle & Payments Archive
The deadline for nominations for Health Data Managements Analytics All-Stars recognition program has been extended to Friday, May 22.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee will begin its markup today of the 21st Century Cures Act, with opening statements by committee members late this afternoon and the proceedings continuing tomorrow morning. However, stakeholder opinions about the proposed legislation run the gamut from praise to outright condemnation regarding such hot-button technology issues as health information technology interoperability and telehealth.
To help healthcare industry providers recognize and realize the benefits of automation using the healthcare EFT standard and ERA, NACHA worked with provider groups to document savings realized by different sized organizations, from a single doctor micro-practice to one of the largest hospital groups in the U. S.
By a voice vote, the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee on Thursday approved the latest draft of its 21st Century Cures Act and forwarded it to the full committee for consideration. While the subcommittee says the proposed bipartisan legislation is the product of more than a year of listening to healthcare stakeholders across the country, the bill has detractors who feel that members of Congress have not been paying attention to their concerns.
Inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long term care hospitals that do not submit to Medicare data on specific quality measures soon will see their Medicare payments reduced by 2 percent under payment policy changes becoming effective within months.
According to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare telemedicine reimbursements totaled $13.9 million in calendar year 2014the highest level to date. But, critics argue that the figure is nowhere near where it should be.
A small percentage of Medicaid-only enrolleesthose who were not also eligible for Medicareconsistently accounted for a large percentage of total Medicaid expenditures, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Telemedicine as a way of delivering healthcare is more advanced and widespread than many people understand, says attorney Dale Van Demark, a partner in the McDermott Will & Emery law firm.
Revenue cycle management in the nations healthcare industry is ill-equipped to handle market forces, a recent report from the HIMSS Revenue Cycle Improvement Task Force contends.
After the political debate around Affordable Care Act-enabled Medicaid expansion in Michigan settled down and people began enrolling, some of the states health policy experts discovered a rather stunning phenomenonthe number of people who enrolled in the expanded program's first 100 days was what planners had expected for the entire first year.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released new data on Medicare Part D prescription drugs prescribed by physicians and other health care professionals in 2013, revealing which prescription drugs were prescribed to Medicare Part D beneficiaries by which practitioners.
With several proposed pieces of legislation introduced in both the House and Senate, momentum appears to be growing in Congress to expand federal support for telemedicine, according to the American Telemedicine Association.
Typically, physician face time during a patient's office visit is measured in minutes. However, accountable care is changing that scenario at Orlando (Fla.) Health, a large integrated delivery system with eight hospitals.
Medicare beneficiaries as well as providers could be issued electronically readable cardswith magnetic stripes, bar codes and smart cards that can process dataas replacements for the current paper-based cards which display Social Security numbers, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Doctors and teaching hospitals have until May 20, 2015, to review and dispute the data submitted by manufacturers and group purchasing organizations before it is included in the Open Payments database, developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide greater financial transparency.