CMS Backtracks Value-Based Care Models

A final rule released by CMS on November 30 officially canceled both the Episode Payment Model and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model.

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MIPS 2018: High Priority Considerations
Dec07

MIPS 2018: High Priority Considerations

This brief online article will review selected aspects of MIPS with an emphasis on decisions that should be made in the near term.

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Decoding Upcoding in the Emergency Department
Dec06

Decoding Upcoding in the Emergency Department

In a webinar from the Center for Health Journalism, Sarah Kliff and Niall Brennan discussed how murky “facility fees” and upcoding practices have contributed to a $3 billion rise in spending on emergency room fees between 2009 and 2015—despite a slight decline in the number of fees billed.

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Healthcare Executives Group Outlines Top Challenges for 2018

Several of the challenges relate to key health information management initiatives, such as data analytics, cybersecurity, and patient engagement.

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Hospital Groups to Sue CMS Over Slashed Drug Payments

Three leading US hospital associations are suing the CMS in response to a final rule slashing the 340B Medicare Drug Pricing Program by $1.6 billion.

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AHIMA World Congress Hosts First Ever Middle East Healthcare Information Summit
Sep13

AHIMA World Congress Hosts First Ever Middle East Healthcare Information Summit

As a number of Middle Eastern countries like the United Arab Emirates transition from a single payer system to one that’s privatized with multiple payers, coding systems are increasingly being used for reimbursement there.

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