News & Analysis

September 4, 2019
HIM Briefings

The 2020 IPPS final rule made major changes to the hospital wage index and new technology payments. Brush up on the details to ensure your organization is ready.

June 5, 2019
HIM Briefings

Put CMS’ proposed changes in perspective to see the bigger picture. Comments are due June 24, so hospitals will need to conduct a careful analysis to determine the impact of the proposed changes and submit specific feedback.

April 29, 2019
Medicare Web

CMS’ fiscal year (FY) 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule, released April 23, includes a proposed increase to hospital payment rates, annual ICD-10-CM/PCS code update proposals, and significant changes to complication or comorbidity (CC)/major complication or comorbidity (MCC) and Medicare-Severity Diagnosis-Related Group (MS-DRG) designations.

April 24, 2019
Medicare Web

CMS published the FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule on April 23, introducing policies designed to significantly alter rural health payments and expedite opportunities to pay for new technology.

April 15, 2019
Medicare Web

Provider participation in the BPCI Advanced program fell by 16% between October 1, 2018, and March 1, 2019, at the initiation of the risk-bearing phase of the voluntary payment program. Overall participation includes nearly 1,300 providers still participating, according to CMS.

October 31, 2018
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding changes to Part B drug pricing, an OIG review of billing for inpatient services, the release of skilled nursing facility quality reporting data, and more!