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Compliance and Cost Reports

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Compliance and Cost Reports
If you are a Medicare Part A or certified institutional provider, you know that every year, an accurate and timely cost report must be submitted to Medicare Administrative Contractors. However, if you run into an issue while completing your cost report, do you know where to find the training and resources that you need to answer your questions?
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Medicare and Medicaid | Tags: CMS, OIG, Providers, Medicare and Medicaid, Compliance, Healthcare Employees, Cost Reporting, Training, False Claims Act | View Count: (649)
How HIPAA Compliance Can Help Your Organization Prepare for a Disaster
What do a ransomware attack and a hurricane have in common? They can both disrupt the vital operations of a healthcare organization. HIPAA covered entities and healthcare providers should always have Emergency Preparedness Plans in place for natural disasters as well as man-made catastrophes like cyberattacks. In fact, the HIPAA Security Rule requires that covered entities have a contingency plan that can be implemented the moment it is needed.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Medicare and Medicaid, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HHS, CMS, OCR, ONC, Providers, Medicare and Medicaid, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Emergency Preparedness, Continuing Education | View Count: (615)
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CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

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By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Americans enjoy the benefits of the best healthcare providers and innovators in the world. Yet while the volume of care consumed by American patients has not increased dramatically comparative to similar economies, the cost of care in the United States has accelerated at an alarming […]
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Working Together for Value

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June 20, 2018  By Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Working Together for Value Over the past year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has engaged with the provider community in a discussion about regulatory burden issues. This included publishing a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting comments about areas of high […]
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| Categories: Medicare and Medicaid | Tags: Uncategorized | View Count: (254)
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CMS Opioids Roadmap

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June 11, 2018 CMS Opioids Roadmap Although some progress has been made in efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate the crisis is not slowing down. However, it is important for our beneficiaries across the country to know that the Centers for Medicare & […]
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By: Administrator, Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services In his first 500 days in office, President Donald J. Trump has achieved results both at home and abroad for the American people, working to ensure government is more accountable to the American people. One of the many promises the Trump Administration has made and […]
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By: Administrator, Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Payment Program Exceeds Year 1 Participation Goal  I’m pleased to announce that 91 percent of all clinicians eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participated in the first year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) – exceeding our goal of 90 percent participation. […]
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Some Tips and Recommendations for Providers of Telehealth Services
Earlier this year, we published an informational article about telehealth as an emerging healthcare tool along with some basic guidelines for submitting telehealth services to Medicare and Medicaid. In this second telehealth article, you can learn more about these guidelines and gain some recommendations for when you are submitting telehealth services to other insurance payers.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Health IT, Medicare and Medicaid | Tags: CMS, Medicare and Medicaid, Billing, Telehealth, Healthcare Payers, Insurance Coverage, Telemedicine, Providers, Coding | View Count: (733)
By CMS Administrator Seema Verma Nationally expanded performance-based payment model now enrolling service suppliers The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in April expanded the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), a national performance-based payment model offering a new approach to type 2 diabetes prevention in eligible Medicare beneficiaries with an indication of pre-diabetes. For […]
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CMS Blog https://blog.cms.gov/2018/03/02/medicare-access-and-chip-reauthorization-act-of-2015-macra-funding-opportunity March 2, 2018 By Kate Goodrich, MD Director, CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality & CMS Chief Medical Officer   Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Funding Opportunity:Measure Development for the Quality Payment Program CMS is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for the development, improvement, updating, […]
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