- 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.
- Administration proposes 2015 budget which includes major changes to homecare
In the budget document released by the Office of Management and Budget, the White House’s proposed 2015 budget includes many changes to homecare including a copayment for new beneficiaries. Read on to learn more!
- 2-midnight rule probe and educate status update
On February 24, CMS released an update on the status of the probe and educate reviews that assess compliance with the 2-midnight rule. Preliminary data revealed that MACs had received 18,110 of the 29,158 records selected for review as of February 7. MACs have completed review of 6,012 records.
- 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?