The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare today praised the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) for preventing the planned implementation of a Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) in Florida, which would have applied latest, mandatory regulatory requirements on all home health agencies (HHAs) operating across the state on the day of April 1. CMS was also appreciated by the Partnership for pausing the application of the demonstration program in Illinois for at least thirty days, where it was originally implemented in the month of August 2016.
In accordance to a Loyola Medicine study published in JAMA Surgery, EHR (Electronic health record) systems improve outcomes significantly for the weekend surgery patients.
Previous research has indicated that patients who undergo weekend surgeries tend to experience longer hospital stays and higher mortality amounts and readmissions, a phenomenon termed as the "weekend effect."
Eligible clinicians must strategize the implications of payment under the program with the 1st performance year for the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) underway. In contrast to the Physicians Quality Reporting System, Meaningful Use (MU) and the Value-Based Modifier, the performance of each clinician has been placed by MIPS on a curve, and adjusts payments deployed on their precise location in the distribution in comparison to others.
Residents of Airdrie will now have access to medical care, 24 hours each day, 7 days a week at the Airdrie Urgent Care Centre. These all services are being starting from next week.
A Texas health information exchange, Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), has recently got approval from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve as a qualified registry capable of assisting physicians and eligible healthcare providers with fulfilling reporting requirements under MACRA for Medicare payments.
Comments have been submitted by the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) in support of a proposed CMS rule that would specify the requirements and qualifications required for suppliers of custom-fabricated orthotic devices.
In accordance to a new survey; highlighting the a deficiency of financial resources and qualified information technology (IT) professionals, 64 percent of health care providers claimed that they weren’t ready to meet reporting requirements under the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The survey was produced by Stoltenberg Consulting by polling attendees at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in the region of Orlando, Florida.
CMS Releases coverage criteria and billing codes for therapeutic Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) announced in the month of January that it would cover CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) for the very first time; particularly it would cover therapeutic CGMs, of which the only one presently recognized is the Dexcom G5. Officially, that coverage kicks in today, now that CMS has issues the billing codes providers can use to get reimbursed.
To empower patients and provider participation in accountable care organizations (ACOs), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is attempting hard by automating the process to pair sufferers with doctors participating in the care models.
In accordance to a paper authored by the ACP and released in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, EHRs (Electronic health records) should serve the high-quality patient-centered care, help and increase clinical reason, and maintain privacy and confidentiality.