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February 22, 2017
On October 15, 1976, President Ford signed into law legislation creating an Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). HEW OIG would become HHS-OIG in 1980 when the Department was redesignated as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Read more: Understanding OIG Compliance
February 15, 2017
The notion that healthcare needs are human needs is gaining ground within the healthcare sector. So is the view of hospitals as important economic anchors that must address these human factors as well as the medical needs of the communities they serve, because the two sets of needs are inextricably linked.
Read more: Coalition Targets Root Causes of Health Disparities
February 8, 2017
In December 2016, the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a study of 2015 National Health Expenditures (NHE). According to the study, overall health spending grew by 5.8 percent in 2015 to $3.2 trillion or about $10,000 per U.S. citizen, and accounted for 17.8 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Read more: National Health Expenditures and Federal Funding of Medicaid
February 1, 2017
Healthcare is changing so fast it will make your head spin. Keeping up with all the changes is a huge task, even for industry insiders. Recent news reports demonstrate this:
Read more: Consumers, Employers and Providers Take the Hit from Rising Healthcare Spending
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
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