HHS expects 13.8M to sign up for insurance plans during enrollment period

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says HHS expects 13.8 million people to have selected a Health Insurance Marketplace plan by...

AHA hosting open enrollment webcast with HHS secretary

The American Hospital Association will host a special webcast on open enrollment with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 1-2...
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Vaccine code for Medicare not yet in Common Working File

Noridian Healthcare Solutions says that Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are having issues with the new flu vaccine code 90674, which is not yet in...
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IHS names Great Plains deputy chief medical officer

Indian Health Service (IHS) has named Mechele Peterson as deputy chief medical officer for the Great Plains region, according to the Associated Press. Read the...

CMS releases final rule implementing MACRA provisions of Medicare physician payment system

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday morning released its final rule implementing provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization...
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CMS announces initiative to increase clinician engagement, reduce medical review for certain advanced APMs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday announced a new initiative to improve the clinician experience with the Medicare program. CMS says...
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AHA: Study finds 38 percent rise in inpatient drug costs

A new study from the University of Chicago’s NORC has found that inpatient hospital drug costs per admission increased by more than 38 percent...
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CMS removing SSNs from Medicare cards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be removing social security numbers from all Medicare cards to lessen seniors’ vulnerability to identity...
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Updated HIPAA security risk analysis tool

The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT and the Office for Civil Rights recently posted an updated HIPAA security risk analysis tool....
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OIG issues report on election statements, terminal illness certifications

The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) has released a report calling on hospices to improve their election statements...