Medicare/Medicaid

Supreme Court Rules that Providers Cannot Sue States Over Medicaid Payment

March 31, 2015     Mark Hagland
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The U.S. Supreme Court rules against providers in lawsuits over Medicaid reimbursement

Sivak to Depart Federal Government

March 31, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Bryan Sivak, the chief technology officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is stepping down from his role, according to multiple media reports.

Washington Debrief: Amendment to Delay ICD-10 Not Allowed in SGR Repeal

March 30, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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Despite the introduction of an amendment in the SGR repeal to delay transition to ICD-10 to 2016 by freshman Representative Gary Palmer (R-MS-04) it was not allowed to be included in the bill by House leadership.

A Medical Group CMO Explains Her Participation in HHS’ New Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network

March 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Nancy Beran, M.D., CMO of Westchester Health, a 120-physician multispecialty group in Westchester County, N.Y., explains why she and her colleagues are participating in the new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs on the Coming Revolution in Physician Payment Incentives

March 27, 2015     Mark Hagland
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One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would overhaul physician reimbursement under Medicare, Premier’s Blair Childs spoke with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland about the dramatic changes ahead in physician payment

BREAKING: House Passes SGR Repeal; Bill Moves to Senate

March 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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On Thursday morning, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which governs how physicians are reimbursed for Medicare.

Premier Alliance Expresses Support for HHS’s Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

March 25, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Premier senior vice president for public affairs Blair Childs calls the Department of Health and Human Services’ new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network worthy of support

For U.S. Physicians, the Healthcare Policy Train Has Already Left the Station

March 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
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With two tremendously significant healthcare policy developments taking place within the same week, no one can doubt any longer the broad direction of federal healthcare policy—especially for practicing physicians

BREAKING: INDUSTRY-FIRST INTERVIEW: CHIME CEO Russell P. Branzell on the MU Stage 3 Proposed Rule

March 20, 2015     Mark Hagland
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In his industry-first interview, CHIME’s Russ Branzell shares with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland his first impressions of the proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use under the HITECH Act

BREAKING: CMS Releases Stage 3 Proposed Rule

March 20, 2015     Gabriel Perna and David Raths
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

BREAKING NEWS ANALYSIS: SGR Repeal Legislation Would Replace Current Value-Based Program with Sweeping New MD Incentive Payment System

March 19, 2015     Mark Hagland
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A first analysis by Healthcare Informatics of the “SGR repeal” legislation introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on March 19 to repeal Medicare’s SGR formula for physician payment finds a proposal for sweeping changes in Medicare physician payment

BREAKING: Senate, House Leaders Introduce SGR Replacement Bill

March 19, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Key leaders in the House and Senate have introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would permanently repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and consolidate several government-based quality reporting programs, including meaningful use.
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