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September 28, 2016
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for healthcare providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, increase patient safety during emergencies and establish a more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters. Healthcare providers and suppliers affected by this rule must comply with and implement all regulations one year after the effective date of November 15, 2016.
Read more: Emergency Preparedness Requirements Finalized for Healthcare Facilities
September 21, 2016
The clinician community breathed at least a partial sigh of relief last week. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that clinicians would not suffer financial penalties in 2019 based on their performance in 2017 under the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that implements the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
Read more: MACRA Flexibility: Set Your Own Pace in 2017
September 14, 2016
On June 19, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Communications Act of 1934 into law.1 This Act established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agency that regulates all interstate and foreign communication by wire and radio, telegraphy, telephone and broadcasts such as Short Message Service (SMS) texting.
Read more: Improving Patient Satisfaction with Texting
September 7, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ 2018 target date for having 50 percent of all Medicare fee-for-service payments made through a value-based model is not far away. The transition to value requires hospitals, physicians and post-acute care providers to unite in delivering a high quality and cost-effective patient experience. Indeed, providers must do so or suffer penalties.
Read more: Engage Front-Line Clinicians to Drive Down the Costs of Care
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