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July 26, 2017
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) has announced that it is converting to a "dynamic, web-based Work Plan" format. Under this new policy effective June 15, 2017, Work Plan updates that have historically been released once or twice each year will now be released monthly in order to "enhance transparency around OIG's continuous work planning efforts" and more effectively "respond to emerging issues."
Read more: OIG Announces New Work Plan Process
July 19, 2017
Healthcare’s uniquely and inherently open and sharing culture enables healthcare professionals and facilities to carry out their very important work. But this same openness, which includes an increasing number of disparate but connected health information systems, also makes healthcare uniquely vulnerable to myriad types of intrusions on the privacy and security of its information, and puts the sector at risk for harmful, even life-threatening criminal misuses of that information.
Read more: Six Cybersecurity Imperatives: National Task Force Maps a Cohesive Plan for Healthcare
July 12, 2017
Optimizing your revenue cycle management process is a key component for addressing a multitude of industry trends such as changes in regulations, consumerism and new reimbursement structures.
Read more: 25 Keys to a Patient-Centric Revenue Cycle
July 5, 2017
The 21st Century Cures Act (CCA) has been proclaimed by some policymakers to be “the most important legislation” Congress passed in 2016. Among many important provisions relating to precision medicine, drug innovation, telemedicine and mental health reform, the CCA also includes several potentially high-impact Medicare reimbursement policy changes set to take effect starting this year and into 2019. Those policy changes include site-neutral payment exceptions, adjustments to the penalty calculation formula under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, new codes to bridge outpatient and inpatient surgical procedures, and suspension of the 25 Percent Rule for long-term care hospitals.
Read more: Medicare Reimbursement Policy Changes Under the 21st Century Cures Act
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