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by JOHN COMMINS | 07/07/2015

Market consolidation by health insurers is raising the specter of anti-competitive behavior and fears of patient harm among physicians, hospitals, and health systems.


by STEVEN ANDREWS | 07/07/2015

For one year after implementation of ICD-10, CMS will not deny or audit claims just for specificity, as long as the code is from the appropriate family of ICD-10 codes. Similarly, physicians will not be penalized for the value-based payment modifier or Meaningful Use due to specificity of diagnoses.


by STEVEN ANDREWS | 07/06/2015

CMS proposes that for stays expected to last less than two midnights, an inpatient admission would be acceptable on a case-by-case basis. Enforcement of the two-midnight rule would shift to quality improvement organizations from recovery auditors.


by ALEXANDRA WILSON PECCI | 07/06/2015

A proposal to set a floor and a ceiling on health insurance payments is an effort to eliminate disparities, but the Massachusetts Hospital Association's noard of trustees calls the bill "overly simplistic."


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