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IT Management

New CMS Centralised Repository for Registry Info

2017 02 May

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched a new centralised repository for public health agency and clinical data registry reporting. The CMS Centralised Repository serves as an additional source of information for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals.It will be recalled that CMS committed to develop... Read more

IT Management

CMS Urged to Reduce EHR, Meaningful Use Burden on Doctors

2017 28 Mar

Difficulty in meeting documentation requirements is a common complaint among physicians. Thus, the call by various medical groups for the U.S. federal government to reduce the burden and penalties associated with EHRs and meaningful use does not come as a surprise.The American Medical Association, the Medical Group Management Association and dozens... Read more

Executive Health Management

CMS Extends Filing Deadlines for ACA Exchange Plans

2017 26 Feb

Amidst concerns about the stability of the Affordable Care Act exchanges, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service has extended the deadline for filing qualified health plan (QHP) applications from 3 May to 21 June of this year. That would also be the new deadline for all issuers to submit rate table templates for single risk pool coverage that... Read more

Executive Health Management

Senate Committee Wants Action on Concurrent Surgeries

2016 13 Dec

  The U.S. healthcare sector is urged to address two major concerns related to the practice of overlapping surgeries: patient safety and improper payments.    Following its investigation into the practice, the Senate Finance Committee has released a report acknowledging that "evidence on the practice — safe or otherwise — of concurrent or overlapping... Read more

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