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President-Elect Trump Names Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-GA) as HHS Secretary, Seema Verma, Health Care Consultant, as CMS Administrator

Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA), American Medical Association, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Health and Human Services (HHS), MACRA - Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

Medicare/Medicaid Reform and ACA Repeal on the Horizon, MACRA Moves Forward for Now The new administration’s agenda for health care may have come into clearer focus with President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination of House Representative Tom Price, MD, a Republican from Georgia, as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Seema Verma, MPH, as CMS… Continue Reading

Medicare value-based payment system

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), American Medical Association, Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS sets percentage targets for a Medicare value-based payment system — emphasis on ACOs/bundled payments/integrated care – HHS calls for coordinated design across all payment sectors. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced last week that HHS will expand upon current efforts in transforming Medicare’s fee-for-service (FFS) payment system from one that… Continue Reading

MEDICARE EHR MEANINGFUL USE PENALTY NOTICES – REDUCTIONS IN PAYMENT TO BEGIN ON JANUARY 5TH

Posted in American Medical Association, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Electronic Health Records, Medical Records

MEDICARE EHR MEANINGFUL USE PENALTY NOTICES ON THEIR WAY TO 257,000 On December 21, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began issuing letters to physicians and other health professionals eligible to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program notifying them of a 1% Medicare payment penalty they will incur in 2015 for… Continue Reading