FinanceKentucky Governor Signs Law Increasing Healthcare Access
The measure also ups Medicaid payment rates for outpatient procedures performed at hospitals.
PayerAHA: Site-neutral Payments Ignore Hospitals' Adverse Patient Mix
Payers counter that removing exemptions for all site-neutral payments could save taxpayers $471 billion over 10 years.
PayerMedicare Advantage Enrollees Vulnerable to Financial Challenges
Research reveals the financial discrepancies between Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Supplement beneficiaries.
TelehealthMental Healthcare by Video Fills Gaps in Rural Nursing Homes
Patients don't have to travel to a clinic. They don't even have to get cleaned up and leave their bedrooms.
PayerMedPac's Safety Net Funding Guidelines Rankle Stakeholders
America's Essential Hospitals says MedPAC's MSNI ignores the costs of uncompensated care, and care to Medicaid beneficiaries.
PharmaIRA-mandated Free Vax Could Save Seniors More Than $230M
As of January 1, vaccines are now free under Medicare Part D, and include vaccines for Tdap and shingles.
FinancePenn State Health To Pay $1.2M Penalty For Medicare Claims Violations
Penn State Health is said to have discovered the issue and self-reported it to the U.S. Attorney?s Office.
TechnologyHow Providers Should Use Technology to Meet the EPCS Mandate
Digital health tools that allow providers to electronically prescribe controlled medications can improve care management and curb drug misuse if...
FinanceWhy Harold Miller Says Population-Based Payment Isn't the Silver Bullet Medicare Thinks
Very few hospitals are utilizing this payment system, but Medicare wants to change that.
Revenue CycleHAH advocating for permanent hospital and nursing sustainability programs, increased Medicaid reimbursement rates this legislative session
The Hawaii legislative session is in full throttle, which means the Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) has been busy advocating...
PayerMedicare Advantage Members Less Likely to be Hospitalized Than Medicare Beneficiaries
However, Medicare Advantage (MA) patients experience higher rates of emergency department (ED) direct discharges and observation stays.
Revenue CycleOIG IDs $216M in Possible Medicare Drug Testing Overpayments; CMS Rejects Claw Back
CMS agrees that enhanced oversight is needed, but says OIG audit 'does not constitute credible information of overpayments.'