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Late update in EHR incentive program system could mean penalties for some
By Joseph Conn | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Through no fault of their own, a subset of physicians and other health professionals participating in the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program may get hit with Medicare penalties next year.
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Why one congressman wants to scrap Medicare's hospital appeals deal
By Bob Herman | September 19, 2014
The CMS has been pretty quiet about its Medicare appeals settlement for hospitals, and now a congressman wants the agency to retract the offer altogether.
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As a proton therapy center closes, some see it as a sign
By Jaimy Lee | September 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Indiana University Proton Therapy Center will close in December, marking the first time a proton-beam therapy center in the U.S. has shut its doors since the rapid proliferation of the costly treatment centers began about a decade ago.
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CMS expects Medicare Advantage 2015 premiums to be flat for most enrollees
By Paul Demko | September 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The average monthly premium for Medicare Advantage plans in 2015 will be $33.90—an increase of $2.94, or 9.5%, over the current year. But as a result of more individuals seeking out lower-cost plans, the CMS estimates that the average premium hike will actually be $1.30 per month. And the...
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Rural health clinics could be getting overpaid, report cautions
By Virgil Dickson | September 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hundreds of rural health clinics may have been overpaid millions of dollars, according to a recently released report from HHS' Office of Inspector General. Of the 3,521 RHCs OIG examined in its report, 434, or 12%, no longer meet one or both of the qualifications to maintain the designation.
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Providers like CMS' plans to expand telehealth payments—and want more
By Joseph Conn | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Many of the more than 100 commenters on the CMS' proposed payment rules for telehealth services approved of the expanded geographical qualifications and coverage for wellness and behavioral-health visits, but some also called for further expansions into new areas, such as home health monitoring and...
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CMS' proposed cuts for partial hospitalization irk providers
By Virgil Dickson | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Providers are urging the CMS to reverse course on proposed reimbursement cuts for partial hospitalization, a treatment category that allows patients to live at home while getting intensive care at a hospital or treatment center for mental illness or substance abuse.
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Proposed physician fee schedule draws criticism from docs, insurers
By Virgil Dickson | September 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Stakeholders from across the healthcare continuum are raising red flags about provisions of Medicare's proposed physician fee schedule for 2015, including quality incentives and reporting for physicians, a new reimbursement code for chronic-disease management and a fact-finding initiative...
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Vital Signs
Some providers already taking Medicare's RAC appeal deal
By Bob Herman | September 11, 2014
It's been about two weeks since the CMS told hospitals and health systems it would pay a portion of appealed inpatient-status claims, and at least a few have taken Medicare up on its offer.
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Carolinas HealthCare slashes 100 jobs in cost-cutting move
By Bob Herman | September 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Although the operating margin at Carolinas HealthCare System improved in the first six months of fiscal 2014, the Charlotte, N.C.-based health system said it has immediately cut 100 executive and managerial jobs as part of a massive cost-reduction plan.
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