CMS: Healthcare Accrediting Agencies Don’t Need to Make Inspection Reports Public

CMS recently withdrew a proposal that would have required healthcare accreditors to publicly publish deficiencies found in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

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A Code Is Born: The Quest from Condition to Code
Aug09

A Code Is Born: The Quest from Condition to Code

Where do new ICD-10 codes come from? How can you submit a proposal for a new code? This month’s Code Cracker discusses the process.

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Safe Use of Health IT: Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience Guides
Jul21

Safe Use of Health IT: Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience Guides

Patient safety is an organizational responsibility. But concern over the astonishing rate of development and adoption of EHRs in recent years has also provided potential for risk and safety issues.

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CMS Releases 2018 MACRA Draft Rule

CMS responds to stakeholder concerns over compliance burdens in newly released 2018 proposed MACRA rule.

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CMS Issues Interim Rule Delaying Key Value-based Reimbursement Programs
Mar22

CMS Issues Interim Rule Delaying Key Value-based Reimbursement Programs

The new Administration is hitting the pause button on several Medicare payment reform initiatives, including bundled payment initiatives, according to an interim final rule (IFR) published this week in the Federal Register.

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