Hospitals do not use their electronic health records to upcode in order to obtain higher reimbursement from Medicare, according to a new study in Health Affairs.
Several healthcare industry groups are raising concerns in new comments submitted this week to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the health IT risk-based regulatory framework it published in April in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Federal Communications Commission.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule and like the healthcare community as a whole, as reported by FierceHealthcare, it provides somewhat of a mixed bag for radiology.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for the 2015 calendar year late Thursday afternoon, which doesn't include changes to the sustainable growth rate formula, but revises the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).
Federal officials could make the troubled HealthCare.gov exchange website work better for young adults by implementing several small changes before the next open enrollment period begins Nov. 15, according to an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
A former surgeon general has proposed an alternative to a recent call to eliminate the position, MedPageToday reports.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) urges further information in the wake of new findings that indicate Veterans Affairs hospital wait times nationwide are triple the initial estimate.
CMS has followed through with its stated intention of requiring electronic health records for payment of chronic care management (CCM), proposing in its 2015 physician payment rule that physicians receive a separate payment for CCM services, but only if they are using at least the 2014 edition of certified EHR technology.
Affordable Care Act enrollment surpassed expectations, with roughly 20 million people gaining insurance under the law as of May 1. But measures other than enrollment are more important to gauge how well the law works, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Clearly radiology practices and imaging facilities still face security and privacy challenges.