The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a potential treasure trove of 2012 Medicare physician claim information. The release, which makes the data public for the first time since 1979, is "a huge step to making the Medicare system more transparent," CMS says. >>>
While the latest delay of ICD-10 has created some confusion, the CEO of AHIMA says providers, payers, and other stakeholders are doing what they can to prepare staff. Those that can afford it will try to teach both ICD-10 and ICD-9. >>>
New players in healthcare are gaining a toehold with frustrated consumers who are "ready to abandon traditional care models for ones that echo experiences in banking, retail and entertainment," research from PwC's Health Research Institute indicates. >>>
"The timelines and the pressures we're putting on the industry need some flexibility and sequencing so that people can be successful," says the CEO of CHIME. He and others are hopeful that Kathleen Sebelius's successor will listen to and understand the needs of the field. >>>
Despite an official prediction that MA health plan payment rates will be essentially unchanged in 2015, Cigna, Aetna, and Humana expect payments to fall next year. >>>
A federally backed drive to create a value-based healthcare delivery system in partnership with providers and payers is under way nationwide. Three years ago, an unprecedented financial crisis prompted Arkansas "to bet the farm" on a similar value-based healthcare model. >>>
More than a quarter of healthcare leaders have no faith that the shift to value-based payments is actually coming to their organizations. They're fooling themselves, says the CFO of a New York State healthcare system. >>>
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