As the CMS works to remove Social Security numbers from millions of Medicare ID cards, providers are calling on the agency to increase physician outreach efforts to alert them how billing under the program may change.
For now, it's a delay of three months, but the CMS is considering pushing back the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program and its cardiac bundles until 2018.
How provider organizations can leverage MACRA to foster greater collaboration, to enhance care delivery, and improve population health management strategies.
Doctors are potentially facing a loss of millions in Medicare reimbursement dollars due to a lack of MACRA-related guidance from the CMS.
Sign-ups on federal and state-based exchanges were lower than last year.
Doctors may be unknowingly forgoing hundreds of millions in federal funding that would compensate them to better care for the sickest Medicare beneficiaries, and the CMS is launching a national campaign Wednesday to encourage physicians to take advantage of the funds.
This is the first time the credentials verification company has taken on financial partners.
The CMS' lack of guidance on a new requirement for hospitals to notify Medicare patients why they are receiving observation care could cause hospitals to lose billing privileges and patients, providers say.
The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Seema Verma as the next administrator for the CMS, an agency that spends around $1 trillion annually.
Hospitals and physician groups across the country are beefing up merit pay for quality and patient satisfaction in their physician compensation plans. But Geisinger Health System is doing something radically different.
HHS Secretary Tom Price wants to allow doctors to charge seniors more than Medicare payment rates, claiming it will draw more physicians into the system. Some physician groups say the move could backfire.
How health systems can avoid the pressure and uncertainty in preparing for Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) submissions.