- Severe cuts to SNF reimbursements proposed for FY 2015
In the budget document released by the Office of Management and Budget, the White House's proposed 2015 budget includes severe cuts to skilled nursing facility reimbursements.
- Patients obtain opioid prescriptions from multiple healthcare providers
One in three American seniors who benefit from the U.S. Medicare program, receives painkiller prescription from several healthcare service providers, according to a study released by the British Medical Journal.
- New Medicare notices gives seniors a tool to help fight against fraud
Medicare beneficiaries will start receiving a redesigned statement of their claims for services and benefits that will help them spot potential fraud, waste, and abuse, according to a recent press release by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read on to learn more about this press release.
- Q&A: Why are our cardiology department reimbursements down in 2014?
Q: Our cardiology department is currently reviewing its January revenue report. We are seeing an increase in lack of payment for many of our services that received payment in the past. For example, our cardiac nuclear stress tests have some components that are no longer being reimbursed. Our business office says that this is correct. What’s going on?
- OASIS-C1 final: No changes made from proposed draft
On February 6, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) posted a notice that stated that they had reviewed the proposed OASIS-C1 data set and that it had been approved with no changes. OASIS-C1 is effective October 1.
- Puerto Rico-based health insurer fined $6.8 million for HIPAA breach
The Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (ASES, by its acronym in Spanish) recently imposed a $6.8 million fine for HIPAA violations on Triple-S Salud, Inc., (TSS), according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fine far exceeds many imposed by OCR, which issued its highest civil monetary penalty of $4.3 million to Cignet Health in 2011.