Stalled Healthcare Bill Puts Pressure On HHS Secretary

The stalling of the health care bill has put increasing pressure on President Donald Trump and the new Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Together, both of them are presented with the intricate task of managing the law, which remains increasingly unfavorable among most members within the Republican Party itself. In addition, they will…

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CMS Trying To Attract More Doctors And Patients To ACO

Recent reports suggest that the CMS is trying to improve provider and patient participation in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). They are planning to improve participation by automating the process to pair patients with the doctors who are participating in the ACO models. This means that in the coming weeks, Medicare beneficiaries will be able to…

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The Expansion Of Bundled Payment Programs Has Been Delayed By The CMS

In the latest move, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has delayed several bundled payment initiatives. This includes the implementation of cardiac bundled payment initiatives and the expansion of Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model. In addition to that, this new policy from CMS will also extend Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model’s effective date…

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Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposes Highest Priority For Medicaid And Medicare Programs

President Donald Trump’s upcoming fiscal budget for 2018 is expected to direct more funds to curtail many of Medicare and Medicaid frauds, wastages, and abuses. It indicates major changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. This new proposal in the upcoming budget is made with the intention of focusing the agency resources…

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Doctors Remain Clueless About MACRA Compliance Requirements

It is reported that doctors are potentially facing loss of millions of dollars in Medicare reimbursement. This is due to the lack of MACRA-related guidance from the CMS, says a letter from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) to the CMS. In a final rule that was announced last year, CMS said that they would…

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CMS Launches A New National Campaign For Promoting Coordinated Care Program

Health care providers in the country are leaving millions of dollars in federal funding, which will certainly help them to provide better health care to the sickest beneficiaries of Medicare. The CMS recently announced that they are planning to launch a national campaign for encouraging the physicians to take advantage of these funds. A recent…

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American Health Care Act To Repeal And Replace ACA

The Republicans have finally revealed their much-awaited legislation for replacing the Affordable Care Act. The health bill, named American Health Care Act, aims in phasing out key aspects of the law over a course of several years as the stalemate between the moderates and the conservatives in the party continues. The American Health Care Act…

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HHS Unable To Clear Medicare Appeals Backlog By Deadline

HHS recently said that they do not have the resources and funds to clear the pending Medicare billing appeals by the deadline of 2021, which is imposed by the court. HHS said in a report to a U.S. District Court in Columbia that they were not able to reduce the Medicare billing appeals backlog and…

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AMGA Supports CMS’ Proposal On Medicare

In recent news, the latest proposal put forward by CMS was duly supported by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). The proposal submitted by CMS was to delay the increased use of Medicare encounter data, which was used for determining claims reimbursement amounts and Medicare Advantage Plan risk scores. In the proposed rule, the officials…

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HHS Secretary Guarantees Medicare For Seniors

HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price has stated that the Republicans “believe in the guarantee of Medicare for our seniors.” This new statement has been issued in the backdrop of the ongoing debate between President Donald Trump and the Congressional Republicans regarding the future of the Medicare program. Recently, President Trump reiterated his stance about not…

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