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RAC Changes on the Horizon

April 4, 2018

The controversial Recovery Audit Program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has garnered criticism from the American Hospital Association and other groups for its role in generating a huge backlog of appeals that can take months, if not years, to resolve, straining hospitals’ financial resources in the process.  A 2017 study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine found that the appeals process for denied claims can drag on for more than four years.

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Lawmakers Renew Call for Healthcare Price Transparency; Stakeholders Comment

March 28, 2018

The federal government has turned the spotlight once again on the issue of price transparency in healthcare, with a bipartisan group of senators reaching out to a large swath of stakeholders for input and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II naming it as a pillar of an agenda to increase value and lower costs for consumers.

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CMS Official Outlines Plans to Simplify MACRA

March 21, 2018

Some significant regulatory changes could be coming this year to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) as part of an effort to lighten clinicians’ administrative and quality reporting workloads.

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HIMSS 2018: News and Trends from HIT’s Big Meeting

March 14, 2018

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI), precision medicine, cybersecurity and patient engagement were among the highlights of this year’s conference of the Chicago-based nonprofit Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).  The meeting brought together more than 40,000 health information technology professionals from 50 countries to explore the latest trends and innovations.

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Will Net Neutrality Repeal Help or Hurt Healthcare Providers?

March 7, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published its order on February 22, 2018 to repeal net neutrality, a set of regulations grounded in the premise that internet service providers should treat all web traffic equally as it passes through their networks.  The order’s publication follows a vote by the FCC in December to rescind the net neutrality protections approved in 2015 under President Barack Obama.  According to the order, the net neutrality rules will officially end on April 23, 2018.

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