CMS Releases Annual Report On Spending In Healthcare

The CMS recently put out a report on the main healthcare concern in the US, which happens to be aggregate annual spending. With the preceding five years of growth noticeably low in this area, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it has once again climbed in 2014, by 5.3 percent.…

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Draft Plan For Clinical Quality Measure Development Released By CMS

Accuracy is one of the biggest challenges faced these days in the medical billing sector. CMS introduced a draft plan last week; describing the methods, it is going to follow in order to develop quality measures in the clinical sector. The suggestions made in the plan are to be used by Alternative Payment Models (APM)…

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GAO Report Observes Growing Trend Of Consolidation Practices Among Hospitals

The report issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to the Congress turns out to be in favor of neutral payments. The report addressed the increasing trend of consolidation within the healthcare industry. There is growing number of instances where physician practices merge with other entities or hospitals purchasing physician practices. According to the report,…

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