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MiraMed’s eAlerts are distributed via email every Wednesday, and contains the latest industry information regarding business process outsourcing solutions, helpful coding news, or any number of relevant topics in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of healthcare. To subscribe, simply complete the form below. Below the subscription form, you will find the archived eAlerts available.
October 19, 2016
In an e-Alert released last month, we noted that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would soon be issuing a final rule relating to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). That final rule was issued this past Friday, and includes changes and clarifications responsive to over 4,000 public comments.
Read more: Final MACRA Rule Released by CMS
October 12, 2016
Merriam-Webster defines consumerism as the promotion of the consumer's interests and it states that an increasing consumption of goods is economically desirable. The United States has become a society of increasing consumerism, where individuals are making increasing levels of purchases for a variety of consumer goods.
Read more: Deconstructing Healthcare Consumerism
October 5, 2016
In the introduction to its new white paper, Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) tells the story of Tommy Cannon, a black American with type 2 diabetes and no access to preventive healthcare, who died in 1973 at the age of 62. Cannon waited hours in a segregated physician’s office. When the physician finally saw him, he told him to go to a hospital 50 miles away because he was so ill. He died the next day from sepsis due to a ruptured appendix without ever being treated by a physician.
Read more: A Framework for Tackling Health Disparities
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
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