Study Finds Coding Policy Changes Give Appearance of Reduced Hospital Readmission Rates

Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which permitted the use of additional diagnosis codes, impacted hospitals’ risk adjustment scores, resulting in the appearance of lower readmission rates, according to the study authors.

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Advisory Group Recommends Simplifying MIPS Reporting Requirements

Improvements to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System are needed to reduce administrative burden and increase emphasis on positive patient health outcomes, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

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Proposed Legislation Expands Medicare Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

A bipartisan group of Senators are trying to advance legislation that would better fund telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions.

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The Role of HIM in MACRA
Dec01

The Role of HIM in MACRA

As providers gear up to meet reporting requirements under MACRA’s new Quality Payment Program, HIM stands to play a prominent role in the transition to value-based care.

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CMS Releases MACRA Final Rule
Oct14

CMS Releases MACRA Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its hotly anticipated 2,400-page Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Final Rule on Friday. The rule, now open for comment, finalizes the new payment and healthcare quality reforms for those physicians seeking reimbursement for services by Medicare.

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