Two new guides are in the works to help organizations with HIPAA compliance, reports Healthcare Info Security. One is a free security risk assessment tool for small providers. A risk assessment is...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced changes to Medicare's 2014 physician fee schedule to expand coverage for telehealth services. "The proposed new rules, while...
n the second year of the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' value-based purchasing program, the number of hospitals that will lose payments still outstrips the number that will receive bonus payments by a wide margin.
To bring healthcare costs under control, the healthcare sector must focus on the minority of hospitals responsible for the majority of excess costs, a blog post from the Harvard Business Review argues.
There's at least one casualty to the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov: A Medicare official who oversaw the launch of the website is leaving to take a job in the private sector, according to the Washington Post.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has taken steps to prevent and recover Medicare payments made to deceased members, but it still needs to boost safeguards, a report from the Office of Inspector General found.
A program launched by New Jersey providers has improved the efficiency of 14 hospitals in the Garden State to the point where they can accommodate more patients and decrease the average length of stay. the collaborative effort also decreased emergency department waits by as much as 85 percent in some cases.
According to the Office of Inspector General, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may not be catching all overpaid claims and therefore allowing high amounts of improper payments to persist.
Native American reservations are considered sovereign nations, which may give them an opportunity to expand Medicaid coverage despite the stance of the state where they are located, reported WyoFile.
Data analytics offers the opportunity to sift through the mounds of information government agencies collect, but oversight entities and law enforcement are challenged in their efforts to use the data effectively to address fraud, waste and abuse.