The national senior care service provider purchased the technology to enhance its chronic care management, transitional care management and population health management services for chronically ill patients.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found current preparedness regulations were not comprehensive enough to address the complexities of emergency preparedness. The agency has issued new requirements that follow industry best practices for each...
Advocacy groups are urging Congress to pass additional legislation on the NOTICE Act to allow observation time to count toward the required three-day inpatient stay for Medicare. Federal officials are also considering arbitration agreement provisions.
The Notice Act, which went into effect Saturday, would requires hospitals to notify patients of their outpatient status to warn them of potential out-of-pocket hospital expenses and impact on possible nursing home stays funded by Medicare.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the leading body for medical screening recommendations, has given visual skin cancer screenings a rating of “I,” which means insurers don’t have to cover it in wellness checks for beneficiaries.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has saved $42 billion in fiscal years 2013 and 2014 by proactively preventing potential fraud and dispersing improper payments. Additional savings are expected for fiscal year 2015.