This week’s Medicare updates include the introduction of new drug spending dashboards to improve transparency, new cost reporting forms for community mental health centers and rural health clinics, the quarterly update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database, and more!
CMS is looking to reduce reporting and documentation requirements for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) in the 2019 IRF payment system proposed rule, published in the Federal Register May 8. The proposed changes could come as a relief to IRFs that have seen a significant uptick in audits and denials.
This week’s Medicare updates include an interim final rule on durable medical equipment fee schedule rates for rural and non-contiguous areas, an advisory opinion on a possible violation of the federal anti-kickback statute, a quarterly update for the clinical laboratory fee schedule, and more!
Success under MACRA relies on the capture and maintenance of trustworthy clinical and financial patient data sets. HIM professionals understand root cause analysis, the mechanism of reporting data, and the importance of data consistency and integrity.