On March 8, 2013, CMS announced that it will apply the two-percent sequestration reduction to all Medicare provider payments with dates of service/discharge on or after April 1, 2013. The announcement also states that claims...more
CMS is seeking input regarding ways in which eligible professionals might use clinical quality measures (CQM) data reported to medical boards, specialty societies, regional health care quality organizations or other...more
CMS announced on January 17, 2013, that it is changing its claims processing systems to enable eligible practitioners (EPs) who furnish outpatient services in critical access hospitals (CAHs) to participate in the Medicare...more
Healthcare suppliers and service providers live in a regulated world. They are constantly under audit scrutiny. Sometimes federal agencies (i.e private contractors) conduct the audits; other times state agencies conduct the...more
A November 29, 2012 report from the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) sets forth several recommendations to improve CMS’s oversight of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Specifically, the report expresses...more
On November 29, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report raising concerns about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) oversight of the...more
The march towards electronic health records (“EHRs”) and health information exchange continues. It is worth noting a number of recent changes to the Medicare and Medicaid Meaningful Use programs governing incentives for...more
In This Issue:
- THE DW HEALTHCARE TEAM IS GROWING:
With the addition of six new healthcare attorneys, the DW Healthcare Team has expanded its expertise and its depth...
- RECOVERY OF LOST PROFESSIONAL...more
On September 4, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published final regulations (Final Regulations) establishing the Stage 2 meaningful use criteria for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health...more
The June 28th Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") removed some of the uncertainty surrounding the immediate short-term prospects for health care reform. Now that the debate...more
On March 7, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) outlining the Stage 2 “meaningful use” requirements for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health...more
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