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HHS Proposes Significant Changes to Patient Access Rules
February 11th, 2019
Published February 11th, 2019|
In a significant announcement on February 11, 2019, HHS proposed new rules aimed at improving interoperability of electronic health information. This announcement was made in support of the MyHealthEData initiative which was announced by the Trump administration on March 6, 2018. The goal of that initiative was to break down ...
CMS Finalizes Major Changes to ACO Program
January 3rd, 2019
Published January 3rd, 2019|
Back in August of 2018, as part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program), CMS proposed some sweeping changes for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). There has been some controversy over these changes which require ACOs to move to two-sided models. In this Final Rule which was scheduled to be published in the Federal Register ...
WHO Said ICD-11 is Coming Soon
June 26th, 2018
Published June 26th, 2018|
Sooner or later ICD-11 will be released, and it sounds like it will be sooner than later. WHO released the news on June 18, 2018. The World Health Organization stated “ICD-11 will be presented at the World Health Assembly in May 2019 for adoption by Member States, and will come ...
VA Expands Telehealth
June 14th, 2018
Published June 14th, 2018|
On May 11, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its final rule on the "Authority of VA Health Care Providers to Practice Telehealth." Effective June 11, 2018, VA providers will be able to provide telehealth services across state lines. This move will make it easier for veterans to obtain ...
Will Medicare's Proposed Reformations Affect Your Practice?
June 12th, 2018
Published June 12th, 2018|
Recently, Medicare's Innovation Center released an informal Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on several different system reformation proposals. As the market moves towards more value based payment systems, innovation and new models are being sought to both reduce costs and increase quality. This article outlines the ideas presented in the ...
Understanding The Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership's Commitment to the Management of Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorder
February 27th, 2018
Published February 27th, 2018|
The opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities nationwide. Since 1999, opioid deaths have quadrupled. 91 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses, and these numbers show no signs of declining. To address an epidemic of this magnitude, unprecedented cooperation between all involved parties needs to occur. In January 2017, CMS released a ...
HIPAA and the Opioid Crisis
January 24th, 2018
Published January 24th, 2018|
HIPAA and the Opioid Crisis guidance released by HHS.
MIPS - To Participate or Not Participate - That is the Question
January 10th, 2018
Published January 10th, 2018|
Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Final Rule increased the threshold for participation. With this increase, a significant number of providers fall into the exempt category and they are now breathing a sigh of relief. However, there’s one hidden tidbit which you may have missed - the potential damage to ...
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