The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled in favor of Burwell, maintaining subsidies in all states, regardless of whether the government, the state, or a mix of the two, runs their exchanges. The result preserves assistance for 6.4 million customers in the 34 states that rely on the federal marketplace.
H.R. 2652, Protecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act of 2015, was introduced by Representative Gary Palmer (R-AL-6) on June 4. This bill represents the third piece of legislation to be introduced into the house since early May.
AHIMA has long advocated for the implementation of ICD-10. In a new campaign, ICD-10 matters, the organization has released a series of infographics illustrating the importance of ICD-10 and its long term benefits for the healthcare industry. With only 100 days to go, MDeverywhere supports AHIMA’s push to ICD-10.
CMS has released the results from its second round of Medicare fee-for-service ICD-10 end-to-end testing week. Testing demonstrated that CMS is ready to accept ICD-10 claims. Below are some of the key highlights from the testing period.
As part of the Administration’s efforts to promote better care, smarter spending, and healthier people, CMS has posted the third annual release of the Medicare hospital utilization and payment data (both inpatient and outpatient) and the second annual release of the physician and other supplier utilization and payment data.
As discussed in a previous post, CMS released a Medicaid managed care proposed rule which aims to increase the uniformity of requirements applicable to Medicaid managed care plans and align managed care standards with those of the private market.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report on May 8 that found Medicare contractors potentially overpaid physicians by approximately $33.4 M for services performed between January 2010 and September 2012 due to incorrect coding.