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IT Management

CMS Hospital EHR Payment Adjustments; Where do you Fit In?

2016 06 Sep

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospitals (CMS) have announced that hospitals which are failing to implement meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology will have to undergo a payment adjustment as of October 1, 2016.The payment change will come in the form of a ‘reduced applicable increase’ to a facility’s Inpatient... Read more

Executive Health Management

New CMS Payment Rule for 2017

2016 31 Aug

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final rule for next year’s inpatient payment system. There will be several changes that will affect a hospital's reimbursement, including a pending pay cut. The new rule is published on the Federal Register. It appears that the CMS is trying to recoup money from $11 billion worth of... Read more

Health Management

KLAS Tomosynthesis – Hologic

2016 25 Aug

CAN GE HEALTHCARE AND SIEMENS COMPETE WITH HOLOGIC?   Although the report is focused only on the U.S. market, is the outcome indicative of a worldwide trend?   We have not had deep discussions outside of the US so I am not able to speak about the worldwide situation. As a side note, there was adoption earlier for GE & Siemens outside of the US because... Read more

IT Management

Changes Ahead for 'Confusing' Meaningful Use

2016 19 Jan

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt has hinted at changes as the healthcare industry embraces the value-based reimbursement scheme. For one, 2016 would likely see the end of the Meaningful Use programme — an electronic health records mandate and incentive programme that healthcare providers put millions into.... Read more

Executive Health Management

VTE No Measure for Hospital Quality

2014 18 Aug

The rate of Venous Thromboembolism Events (VTE) is a key measure used by the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assess a hospital's quality performance. A recent study, however, suggests that VTE may not reflect quality at all. Instead, it directly reflects how frequently a hospital conducts imaging tests to diagnose the condition. The more tests,... Read more

Executive Health Management

CMS: Open Payments System Back Online

2014 17 Aug

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Medicare's Open Payments system is now back online following a two-week stoppage to rectify some erroneous information concerning what a particular doctor received from healthcare manufacturers.Under the US Affordable Care Act, also known as the Sunshine Act, drug and device makers... Read more

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