Sepsis was the most common — and costly — inpatient discharge for Medicare in 2015. But experts say sepsis isn't suddenly getting worse. Instead, providers are diagnosing more patients with sepsis sooner to prevent the infection from becoming life-threatening.
An appropriations subcommittee rejected a proposed multibillion-dollar cut to HHS funding over concerns that it could stymie medical innovation.
For the first time since the CMS began releasing Medicare payment and claims data four years ago, sepsis is the most common—and costly—inpatient discharge, outranking joint replacements.
In its latest data set on Medicare claims, the CMS continues to find that hospital charges and payments vary widely among hospitals for the same procedures.
More than 1 in 4 cases of abuse or neglect at skilled-nursing facilities are not reported to law enforcement and the CMS fails to identify and report those incidents, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General.
MACRA's approach to reimbursing physicians is here, but many doctors and administrators are still trying to get a handle on how it works. Read on for tips on how to deal with this major change to the Medicare payment system.
MACRA's approach to reimbursing physicians is here, but many doctors and administrators are still trying to get a handle on how it works.
If providers in Advanced Alternative Payment Models don't meet certain requirements by the end of the month, they'll see a reduction in their Medicare payments in 2019.
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center officials say the hospital has regained its standing with the CMS after losing its deemed status over a complaint.
In comments on a proposed MACRA rule, healthcare organizations said they were happy that the CMS eased EHR requirements for the 2018 performance year, but they still want greater flexibility in which EHRs they could use.
Providers get their chance this week to tell federal officials what they think of a plan to curtail spending in a popular, yet controversial, drug discount program.
Many orthopedic surgeons and ambulatory surgery center operators are delighted with the CMS' mid-July announcement that it's considering paying for total knee and hip replacement procedures in outpatient settings. But lots of hospital leaders are not.