Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule to update the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) for calendar year (CY) 2016.
On November 13, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing its final rule updating the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System rates and policies for calendar year (CY) 2016.
On October 30, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule (Final Rule).
The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) recently released Privacy Standards report assessed the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) oversight of covered entities’ compliance with the Privacy Rule as well as the extent to which Medicare Part B providers are aware of HIPAA privacy standards.
What priorities should providers focus on in navigating the changing payment environment?
According to CMS, two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries have two or more chronic conditions, and thus are eligible to receive chronic care management services (CCM).
On October 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule for Stage 3 of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently announced that, beginning January 1, 2017, Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee will be permitted to offer what are known as “value-based insurance design” (“VBID”) plans.
As U.S. healthcare providers continue to use telehealth, telemedicine, and virtual care services to expand their services and geographic footprint overseas, they are beginning to ask whether or not Medicare will cover telehealth services provided to Puerto Rico.
Medicare is now in its third year of testing their “Independent at Home” project, which was created by the Affordable Care Act.