WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The program was established...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2018)—On August 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized regulations first proposed in late April regarding the FY2019 Hospice Wage Index and...
(July 24, 2018)—In a July 19 blog post, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the creation of the CMS Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO). The goal of the CHIO’s role is...
Electronic Visit Verification
Choosing a model and vetting vendors
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took steps toward changing Medicare’s DME fee schedule payments, proposing market-oriented reforms to the...
By Liz Carey In its July 11, 2018, proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pitched new lead item pricing as a measure to improve the competitive bidding program,...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the Medicaid Provider Reassignment regulation that would eliminate a state’s ability to...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 3, 2018)—To foster adoption of emerging technologies by home health agencies and to result in more effective care planning, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new and enhanced initiatives designed to improve Medicaid program integrity through greater...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 20, 2018)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking recommendations and input from the public on how to address any...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2018)—The June 15 release of MedPAC’s report to Congress on Medicare and the health care delivery system represents another missed opportunity by the Commission to...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7, 2018)—Since 2015, AAHomecare has been tracking the number of suppliers and their locations to monitor the impact of competitive bidding and other factors on the industry....
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2018)—Data released this week by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) show continued progress in improving patient safety, a signal that initiatives led by...
HIPAA Compliance Refresher for Business Owners
What to consider when conducting a risk assessment
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2018)—On Friday, June 1, 2018, CMS released CMS-6080-N, “Medicare Program; Update to the Required Prior Authorization List of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics,...