Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to update 2018 Medicare payment and policies for patients admitted into the hospital, in accordance to a press rel... Read more
Beginning on the day of July 1, Cigna will need prior authorization policy for physicians prescribing a long-acting opioid that isn’t being used as part of treatment for cancer or sickle cel... Read more
A national healthcare agency is releasing CAQH software to automate and streamline the method by which providers submit data to health insurers to become a credentialed provider. The applica... Read more
There has been observed an abrupt rise in hospice spending by 52 percent between the years of 2007 and 2015, from $10.4 billion to $15.8 billion, researchers find. The rise was driven signif... Read more
Surgery sufferers in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are much less likely to die or suffer postoperative complexities today than they were fifteen years ago, a U.S. study recommends. Deaths... Read more
As public health departments around the state scramble to react to the Zika virus outbreak, they’re faced with a stark reality: their systems confront health IT obstacles that stop the effec... Read more
The end of EHR Incentive Programs as an outcome of MACRA implementation is approaching, but that has not curtailed attempts to decrease meaningful use requirements. On the day of Tuesday, th... Read more
Almost 90% of healthcare agencies were the victims of a data violation in the past 2 years, and 45% had more than 5 data breaches during that similar time period. Criminal attacks are the ma... Read more
CMS recently issued the finalized version of the Quality Measure Development Plan, which outlines how the agency will make new clinical quality measures and reporting programs. The Centers o... Read more
The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the last version of the Quality Measure Development Plan, a framework for developing clinical quality measures and reporting pr... Read more
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