HHS, on August 14, issued a final “blueprint” that states can use to operate their own health insurance exchanges. The blueprint details the functions that state-based exchanges will perform, how exchanges operated as partnerships between the federal government and states will perform, and what actions states may take in “federal facilitated” exchanges.
The rising tide of electronic health records (EHRs) in hospitals is lifting many other boats, ranging from clinical analytics apps to private health information exchanges. Another beneficiary is medical device integration (MDI) software, which connects medical device data output to EHRs. According to a new Capsite survey, 44% of the nearly 300 responding hospitals said…
ATTN: Colorado Providers —
We are getting a new Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). No longer will Trailblazer be our Medicare contractor. The new company, Novitas Solutions, Inc.
If you receive payments through EFT (and you probably do) you must update your information.
If you need assistance please e-mail us at info@RTWelter.com
DO NOT leave this to chance. Payment disruptions (you have heard the horror stories) can be avoided by being proactive.
CMS announced on July 13 that it has not imposed a deadline on states to determine whether to expand their Medicaid programs. The Supreme Court recently ruled that states are not required to participate in the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of the Medicaid program, which expands eligibility to people with incomes up to 133 percent…
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter to state governors July 10 reiterating HHS’ willingness to work with states to help them implement the ACA.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has made public its long-awaited HIPAA audit protocol, posting it on its website June 26. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which amended the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in 2009, required OCR to conduct a pilot audit…
Recently, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”).
The health plans are increasingly putting pressure on providers (especially surgeons) to utilize IN-network providers, vendors, facilities, etc.
If the court should even consider the case in the first place, there is a possibility the justices will rule the constitutionality of the law cannot be challenged until individuals
Confused about how the new health care reform law really works? This short, animated movie — featuring the “YouToons” — explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014.