This week’s Medicare updates include comment dates for a proposed rule on interoperability and patient access, changes to the quality rating system for Nursing Home Compare, a fact sheet on the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program for 2021, and more!
Accountable care organizations that have switched tracks to take on downside risk tend to be larger, located in urban areas, and more successful on financial metrics, according to a recent report. However, the report did not find any significant relationship between switching to downside risk tracks and improvement on quality or public health metrics.
This week’s Medicare updates include an in-depth MLN Matters article on the clinical laboratory fee schedule data collection and reporting requirements, a memorandum on skilled nursing facility late adopters, a listing of public meetings on requests for revisions to HCPCS codes, and more!
Many outpatient CDI professionals stepped into their roles blind—not knowing where to begin or how to tell if they were successful. However, as programs mature, they need to be able to track their progress for a number of reasons, including focusing physician education and justifying continued funding from organizational leadership.