Of nearly 15,000 test claims received by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid for the first round of end-to-end ICD-10 testing, 81 percent were accepted, according to statistics revealed by the agency Wednesday.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking for stakeholder input regarding the role of electronic health records and health IT in the agency's design of future advanced primary care models.
It seems as if finally--after three delays and endless back-and-forth arguments about merits, costs and complexities—the transition to ICD-10 will happen this October. To briefly recap: First, the deadline was set for October 2011. Then this happened in January 2009 Then, the deadline was set for October 2013. Then this happened in February 2012 Then, the deadline was pushed back to October 2014. Then this came out of left field last spring Will the fourth time be the charm?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that eligible providers who are subject to penalties under the Meaningful Use program could pay roughly $200 million in 2015. That figure was shared by CMS officials at a joint meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator's Health IT Policy and Standards committees.
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services has taken positive steps to help prepare the healthcare industry for ICD-10, but every organization must prepare in advance if the transition is to be successful, according to a report published late last week by the Government Accountability Office.
Effective immediately, Medicare will now cover screening for lung cancer using Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT), according to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Despite harsh criticism from doctors' groups following the release of physician payment data last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced that it continue publication of the information annually, ac cording to the Wall Street Journal.
Hospital CIOs on FierceHealthIT 's Editorial Advisory Board applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announcement that it plans to shorten the attesting reporting period for Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs in 2015 from 365 days to 90 days.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finally agreed to give providers a reprieve, announcing that it intends to issue a new rule that would "update" the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs, and shorten the attesting reporting period in 2015 from 365 days to 90 days in order to "accommodate" these changes.
A North Carolina mobile health start-up says its newly launched mobile communication system simplifies a chronic care patient's clinical experiences from appointment management to document sharing, and helps providers meet federal mandates to attain incentives offered by the Medicare Chronic Care Management Program.