This brief online article will review selected aspects of MIPS with an emphasis on decisions that should be made in the near term.
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.
Several of the challenges relate to key health information management initiatives, such as data analytics, cybersecurity, and patient engagement.
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.
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.
While MACRA was signed into law in 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released updates to it and relaxed other portions of it. Staying on top of current changes and monitoring potential future updates requires more effort from providers.