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Dueling editorials argue merits of CMS LDCT lung cancer screening coverage

With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services poised to make a decision about coverage of low dose CT screening for lung cancer, two editorials published online last week in  JAMA Internal Medicine  took another look at an issue that continues to generate a lot of controversy.

Struggles remain a year out from ICD-10 implementation

After years of delays, the ICD-10 compliance date is finally less than a year away, but healthcare organizations vary in readiness for the transition.

Provider groups: Extension of MU exemption efforts step in the right direction

Provider groups--particularly those representing practice managers and individual doctors--expressed optimism following the decision Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend the deadline for Meaningful Use hardship applications to Nov. 30.

Open Payments database launches amid increasing criticism

The much-maligned Open Payments database has launched, though it's far from glitch-free.

CMS report suggests a bright yet tough road for ACOs

Three additional ACOs left the Pio neer program this month, leaving just over half of the original 32 participants. 

Pressure mounts on CMS to cover CT lung cancer screening

The pressure is piling up on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to cover low dose computed tomography for Medicare beneficiaries at high risk for lung cancer.

CMS: 44,000 providers applied for Meaningful Use hardship exemptions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services received approximately 44,000 hardship exemption requests from providers who indicated that they would have problems attesting to Meaningful Use in 2015, the agency revealed this week.

Physician Compare still missing the mark, critics say

While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is still embroiled in objections f rom physician groups, including the American Medical Association,  over the accuracy of the rating system used on its Physician Compare website, others criticize that the database contains information on too few physicians to be useful in helping consumers find doctors, according to an ar ticle  from  USA Today.

ICD-10 struggles continue to plague providers

Provider progress in transitioning to ICD-10 has been hampered by the most recent delay--enforced via the passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act last spring--according to survey results released this week by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.

GAO report: CMS financial records don't line up

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services lacks a sound financial management system,  according to a new report issued by the Government Accountability Office.