Do you lie awake at night wondering if you or the health care entity for which you work is complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”)? If so, you will be happy to hear that a good night’s sleep might be in your future.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on April 9th a “historic” release of Medicare payment data to provide consumers with “unprecedented transparency on the medical services physicians provide and how much they are paid.”
For many illnesses, Social Security provides a definition for when it considers the illness severe enough to be disabling.
Were you worried that your physician pay rate would plummet come March 31 due to Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (“SGR”) formula?
It’s buried deep, in small type, in a set of rules issued almost a year, and thousands of Federal Register pages ago. Here’s the setup.