Federal investigators say the current process to review and recommend how Medicare pays doctors leaves it susceptible to inaccurate reporting and conflicts of interests.
The healthcare industry now requires executives to be savvy about alternative payment models, and universities are stepping up to provide training on these emerging reimbursement systems.
More than three-quarters of a representative sample of the nation's top healthcare leadership back the ongoing shift toward value-based payment systems. Yet only 20% are willing to do away completely with the industry's still dominant fee-for-service model.
Congressional Republicans are crowing that the budget blueprint the House and Senate agreed to Thursday night proves they are governing effectively and pursuing fiscal responsibility by cutting spending by more than $5 trillion over a decade and repealing the Affordable Care Act.
The CMS is proposing that hospices get a 1.3% rate increase from Medicare under a proposed rule issued Thursday.
The CMS would give inpatient psychiatric facilities a 1.6% rate increase from Medicare in fiscal 2016 under a proposed rule issued Friday.
The CMS is proposing that inpatient psychiatric facilities get a 1.6% rate increase from Medicare in fiscal 2016 under a proposed rule from the federal agency issued Friday.
Inpatient rehabilitation facilities would get a 1.7% rate increase from Medicare in fiscal 2016 under a proposed rule the CMS issued Thursday.
The CMS is studying how and whether to replace its controversial “two-midnight” payment policy for short hospital stays in response to vigorous and persistent complaints from the provider community.
The Medicare SGR replacement bill that most likely will pass Congress this week makes sweeping changes to Medicare's programs for rewarding or penalizing physicians on quality, cost and their adoption of EHRs. It also gives medical specialty boards an unwarranted role in how those rewards or...
The Boston-based system will end inpatient operations at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care North Shore later this year because its leaders concluded it won't be able to survive under new CMS admitting criteria.
Idaho, famous for its pine forests, crystalline lakes and baking potatoes, has a scant 1.6 million people spread over its 82,643 square miles. Yet it has seized center stage in setting national healthcare economic policy.