Wednesday, October 27, 2021

CMS Announces Expansion of Medicare Accelerated Payment Program

Expanded eligibility during the COVID-19 emergency will allow expedited payments to Medicare providers and suppliers. Building on provisions of the...

Inpatient/Outpatient- Dimensions Database Annual Meeting

The Inpatient and Outpatient (IPOP)/Dimensions Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019  from 10 a.m.–2:00p.m. CST at the Hilton Garden Inn...

CMS UPDATE: Updates to Drug Assistance Program, Data Sharing Agreement User Guides Now Available

Updates have been made to the following Drug Assistance Program, Data Sharing Agreement user guides: AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)Patient...

Demographics dashboard now available on HRSA website

The Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has added a demographics dashboard to...

County health rankings report released by RWJ Foundation

Does where a person live influence health? Research shows the answer to that question is yes. The Robert Wood...

SDAHO hosts Dimensions Statewide User Group meeting

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) hosted its second annual Dimensions Statewide User Group (SUG) meeting on...

Health care spending to rise 5.5 percent annually through 2026

United States health care spending is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.5 percent from 2017...
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Hospices: Review First Provider Preview Reports by June 30

Provider Preview Reports for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) are available with Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016, data. Providers who believe their quality measure results are inaccurate can request a CMS review until June 30.
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CMS delays CJR, bundled payments until Jan. 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed the start date to Jan. 1 for the expansion of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, the new bundled payment program for heart attack and cardiac bypass surgery services and the new cardiac rehabilitation incentive program.
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CMS releases SNF 2018 proposed payment rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018 proposed payment rule for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The proposed rule reflects the annual updates to the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) SNF payment rates and policies.

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