According to a commentary released in Annals of Internal Medicine, when ordering advanced imaging procedures, like radionuclide imaging, MRI and CT, physicians will soon be needed to consult appropriate use mandate using the CMS-approved computer-based clinical decision support mechanisms, because of an impending provision by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act.
In spite of the fact that sepsis is believed to be one of the most dangerous and expensive medical conditions for hospitals, doctors mostly fail to accurately document this immune system response to infection that kills more than 250,000 Americans per year.
Steven Simpson, MD, professor of medicine and interim director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Kansas claims, “Almost 30% of the time, the physicians who are writing their notes don’t use the words sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock. And, so it does not appear in the record.
CMS anti-fraud contractors may get strengthen under the administration of Trump
Some experts believe that the CMS’ anti-fraud contractors could consolidate as part of the plan of President Donald Trump to cut federal spending.
On the outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the public health response is depending heavily on IT to assist stop its spread, specifically among pregnant women who’re at the threat of passing the sickness on to fetuses and causing congenital birth defects.
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Yale New Haven Health joins to expand the services of urgent care
In accordance to the announcement of Physician One, PhysicianOne Urgent Care and Yale New Haven Health of Connecticut are joining to bring comprehensive services of urgent care to Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.
CMS proposes revising the file deadline for 2018 Affordable Care Act exchange plans
In accordance to a Feb. 17 policy brief, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed revising the deadline for insurers to file qualified health plan applications and rates for 2018 Affordable Care Act marketplace plans from the time period of May 3 to June 21.
MTBC which is a renowned provider of cloud-based electronic health record, proprietary, practice management and mHealth solutions has today declared that its voice-enabled electronic health record platform, talkEHR™, has acquired the 2015 Edition ONC Health IT certification as a Health IT Module.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Provide details on APMs, MIPS in MACRA’s payment reform
On the day of Monday, a massive crowd filled a ballroom at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition to hear from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on how to manage payment reform under the MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) and the mandate of law to rid Medicare cards of Social Security numbers.
CMS Releases Proposed Rule to Increase Health Insurance Choices of Patients for 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on February 17, 2017 targeted at reforming and stabilizing the individual and small group health insurance markets. When (or if) finalized, the proposed rule would make modifications and changes to special enrollment periods, the annual open enrollment period, guaranteed availability, network adequacy rules, essential community providers, and actuarial value requirements. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) explains its belief that the proposed regulations would give more flexibility to insurers and states, offer patients access to more coverage options, and stabilize individual and small group health insurance markets while future reforms are being debated.
The Emergency Room doctor could evaluate your likelihood of long-term opioid use
In accordance to a study published on the day of Wednesday, luck might play a role in determining who ends up taking prescription opioids long-term. The study found a connection between the prescribing habits of hospital emergency room (ER) doctors and extended use of narcotic painkillers