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January 25, 2017
A study by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has revealed “vulnerabilities” under the Two-Midnight hospital policy that initially went into effect on October 1, 2013. In response to the findings, OIG has recommended that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) improve oversight of hospital billing under the policy and take steps to increase protections for beneficiaries. As a result, hospitals are likely to see closer scrutiny to determine whether they are appropriately characterizing inpatient and outpatient stays.
Read more: OIG Report Reveals Two-Midnight Rule Vulnerabilities
January 18, 2017
Last week, MiraMed's senior executives attended the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco along with top executives from more than 450 private and public companies in biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device and technology, as well as healthcare providers, payers, private equity and venture capital firms. Presentations provided a glimpse of the future in terms of strategic thinking and trends among some of the nation’s largest providers, vendors and investors.
Read more: Healthcare Industry Strategic Trends: Takeaways from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
January 11, 2017
One of the greatest technological achievements in the 21st Century was is the creation of the Internet. Its formation has effectively changed almost every aspect of business and personal communication.
Read more: Healthcare’s Newest Security Threat: IoT
January 4, 2017
Hospitals and health systems can make a more meaningful dent in the costs of care and improve the value of the care they deliver by zeroing in on the social and behavioral health needs of their most complex high-need patients, according to a new report published by The Commonwealth Fund.
Read more: Study Shows How to Meet the Needs of Complex High-Need Patients
December 28, 2016
On December 14, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule amending its medical regulations to expand the scope of practice for certain Advanced-Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) at VA facilities. The VA believes the rule, which becomes effective January 14, 2017, will make it easier for veterans to be seen by medical professionals by increasing the number of available primary-care providers.
Read more: Veterans Affairs Issues Final Rule Expanding Practice Authority
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