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Tag Archives: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS

MACRA’S QUALITY PAYMENT PROGRAM HAS GONE LIVE – ACTION REQUIRED IN 2017 TO AVOID PART B PAYMENT REDUCTIONS IN 2019 – QPP BASICS TO KNOW IN GETTING STARTED

Posted in MACRA - Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

MACRA’S QUALITY PAYMENT PROGRAM HAS GONE LIVE – ACTION REQUIRED IN 2017 TO AVOID PART B PAYMENT REDUCTIONS IN 2019 – QPP BASICS TO KNOW IN GETTING STARTED A new Congress has convened, a new administration is at the helm, and repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is on the docket, an action of… Continue Reading

Update on CoOportunity Health

Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, CO-OP (Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan)

Update – Insurance Commissioner requests CoOportunity liquidation – district court to decide in late February Concluding that insufficient funds currently exist to meet its obligations to pay medical claims, Iowa Insurance Commissioner, Nick Gerhart, filed a petition in Polk County District Court on January 29, 2015, concluding that further efforts toward rehabilitation of CoOportunity would… 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

CMS Establishes a new Office of Enterprise Data Analytics (OEDA)

Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS

CMS announced in November the formation of a new Office of Enterprise Data Analytics (OEDA) and named Niall Brennan as the OEDA’s chief data officer. The OEDA’s overarching goal is to harness CMS’ vast data resources for internal and external use as CMS continues to move away from volume-based to value-based care. Brennan, who has served in… Continue Reading

Update: C.M.S. Statement on ICD-10 Start Date

Posted in HIPAA, ICD-10

C.M.S. has issued a short statement identifying that the new ICD-10 start date is October 1, 2015.   According to C.M.S., it expects HHS “to release an informational rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning Oct. 1, 2015.”  Until then, HIPAA-covered entities… Continue Reading