A proposed decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover a stool DNA colorectal cancer screening test has prompted the American College of Radiology (ACR) to ask it to cover CT colonography (or virtual colonoscopy), as well.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will end the long wrangling with hospitals over short-term inpatient stays.
Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive program will be extended through 2016 for certain providers and Stage 3 will begin in 2017 for providers who first became meaningful users of electronic health records in 2011 or 2012 based on a final rule announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid will likely withhold more data upon the public launch of the Open Payments database, which aims to disclose potential conflicts of interest among doctors.
Insurers have a bone to pick with certain New Jersey hospitals. Bayonne Medical Center, in particular, is reaping the benefits from the state's regulation that restricts balance billing, reports Healthcare Dive.
Regulators will soon conduct audits to determine whether payers comply with the Affordable Care Act, according to an article in LifeHealthPro.
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) could make California one of the first states in the nation that would preemptively block collections from the estates of deceased patients who receive ordinary Medicaid benefits, Kaiser Health News reported
As hospitals around the country try to resolve healthcar e disparities, especially among minority populations, Massachusetts General Hospital implemented a series of initiatives to educate providers and staff about communicating with and caring for diverse patient populations, according to an art icle in Hospitals & Health Networks.
The governance subgroup of the federal government's Health IT Policy Committee this week pinpointed problems in the health information exchange ecosystem based on several factors, including severity and commonness, the impact on private and secure exchange and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's ability to solve such problems.
MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio reduced hospital-acquired infecti ons (HAIs) and raised ha nd-washing compliance to 97.6 percent across various clinical units, The Plain Dealer rep orted.