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  • 2015 IPPS Final Rule released

    A significant portion of updates in the Fiscal Year 2015 IPPS final rule pertain to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, and the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program. 

  • AOA votes for single accreditation system

    American Osteopathic Association (AOA) delegates voted last week to support a decision by the AOA Board of Trustees to pursue a new, single accreditation system for graduate medical education. The vote clears the way for medical schools, hospitals, and community health centers to develop a single standard for residency program training. Graduating students from DO or MD schools can now become board-eligible, practicing physicians in the United States through a single accrediting system.

     

  • Single accreditation system for GME gets the go-ahead

    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have agreed to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME) programs in the U.S. The single accreditation system will allow graduates of allopathic and osteopathic medical schools to complete their residency and/or fellowship education in ACGME-accredited programs and demonstrate achievement of common Milestones and competencies. 

  • Draft NPDB Guidebook open for public comment

    The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is revising the NPDB Guidebook to incorporate legislative and regulatory changes adopted since its last edition, including the merger of the NPDB with the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank. The revised Guidebook will offer more and clearer examples of when and how to report and query, more useful tables explaining Data Bank policies, and live links to statutes, regulations, and the NPDB website.

     

  • ICD-10 compliance date officially set for October 1, 2015

  • CMS reintroduces Comprehensive APCs, proposes expanded packaging

    The 2015 OPPS proposed rule, released July 3 by CMS, is relatively short at less than 700 pages, but contains refinements to the previously introduced Comprehensive APC policy, significant packaging of ancillary services, and a change for inpatient certification requirements.

     

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