Category: Medicare

CMS finalizes calendar year 2019 and 2020 payment and policy changes for Home Health Agencies and Home Infusion Therapy Suppliers

CMS finalizes calendar year 2019 and 2020 payment and policy changes for Home Health Agencies and Home Infusion Therapy Suppliers On October 26, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule setting out finalized Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Medicare payment updates, finalized quality reporting...

Next Generation ACO Model Select

Building upon experience from the Pioneer ACO Model and the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program), the Next Generation ACO Model offers a new opportunity in accountable care—one that sets predictable financial targets, enables providers and beneficiaries greater opportunities to coordinate care, and aims to attain the highest...

Telehealth and the law: the challenge of reimbursement

Technological advances continue to expand the healthcare delivery marketplace. Through technology, more and more providers are trying to cash in on telehealth. As with any other business, the healthcare industry is driven by profitability. In healthcare, profitability is generally driven by reimbursements from government payers such as Medicare and...

AMA Adds Connected Health CPT Codes, Pushes for Medicare Payment

The 2019 CPT code set includes new remote patient monitoring and internet consulting codes to encourage innovative care delivery and Medicare payment for connected health. September 07, 2018 – The American Medical Association (AMA) updated the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set in 2019 to include new codes for connected...

ACOs taking risk in innovative payment model generate savings for patients and taxpayers

Aug 27, 2018 Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an evaluation report for the first performance year of the Innovation Center’s Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model showing promising early results. Results demonstrated the positive outcomes in terms of quality and costs when providers...

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