An additional six months are being provided to the home health agencies in order to prepare for a new CMS rule targeted at improving quality and patient care
As the word got out that the U.S. Department of Justice has settled a False Claims Act case with eClinicalWorks, the customers of company started inquiring whether they might have to pay back incentives for which they utilized the EHR vendor’s software to attest to meaningful use (MU) criteria.
Today, the ACR (American College of Rheumatology) welcomed components of a new proposed rule from the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP) as consisting of various positive developments for rheumatology providers. Particularly, support has been expressed by the rheumatologists for CMS's proposals to enhance the threshold for Merit-Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS) exemptions, to extend "Pick Your Pace" flexibility for another year and to delay electronic health records (EHRs) requirements. Furthermore, the ACR supports keeping the cost performance category weighted at zero for another year beyond the year of 2018.
The EHRs (Electronic Health Records) Incentive Program run by the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) garnered attention again previous week following the issue of a report by the Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) explaining incorrect payments to physicians under the program. On the heels of a high-profile settlement, the report follows under the False Claims Act between the US Department of Justice and an EHR vendor regarded to certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) used in the EHR Incentive Program.
According to a letter released to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Administrator Seema Verma Tuesday, the American Hospital Association (AHA) emphasized the agency to suspend its "deeply flawed" overall star ratings program, which is less than one year old.
Next year, 47 counties are projected to have no Obamacare insurers and 1,200 could have just one, in accordance with a new federal report
$729.4 million has been paid by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in improper incentive payments to eligible professionals (EPs) who didn’t meet Meaningful Use requirements, in accordance with a new audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) are calling for new activities and measures for consideration for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of MACRA's Quality Payment Program (QPP).
In accordance with the press release, to identify and eradicate or change outdated, unimportant or ineffective regulations that enforce superfluous charges or create inconsistencies, CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) released a Request for Information asking the public for suggestions and input on how to develop a more flexible, efficient approach to the regulatory structure of the individual and small group markets.