Athenahealth's Merit-based Incentive Payment System Guarantee will give providers data support needed to collect data and handle reporting required under MIPS.
This is not a time for procrastinators as Medicare physician reimbursement undergoes its biggest change since its launch in 1965.
Physicians are increasingly selling their practices to larger groups to gain access to the capital and expertise needed to survive under value-based reimbursement.
Despite policy and technological innovation occurring nationwide, “Healthcare Nirvana”—better outcomes, cost effectiveness and health equity—remains unrealized. It is time to invest in a better healthcare future for all.
The single life may prove troublesome for specialty group practices under MACRA. David Fitzgerald, CEO of Proliance Surgeons in suburban Seattle, said specialty practices are in the dark about their fate under the new physician reimbursement system.
The CMS has selected 516 physician practices to participate in a payment initiative intended to change the way providers manage heart disease.
A panel that advises the CMS on Medicare coverage decisions says it has little to no confidence there is adequate data that current treatments for patients with diseased leg veins improve health outcomes.
U.S. healthcare providers and insurers that accept federal funding are now required by an HHS rule to adhere to new protocols when dealing with transgender patients. Hospitals in Boston, New York and San Francisco say their local anti-discrimination laws have made it easy to follow the new rule.
New York health regulators have asked the federal government to widen the definition of safety net hospitals and open the doors for thousands of providers to obtain more Medicaid waiver funding.
Doctor consolidation could become another consequence of physician and clinician reimbursement changes portended by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, a reimbursement expert told a healthcare finance conference this week.
The New York state Legislature has overwhelmingly passed a bill seeking to redefine safety net hospitals and ensure that those serving the poorest patients get a fair share of Medicaid funding.
A proposed $180 million drop in Medicare reimbursement may not be a surprise to home healthcare agencies—but that doesn't necessarily make it any easier to digest, industry leaders say.