Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Doctor pressing medical icon
By Mike Miliard 10:23 am February 09, 2015
In a letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner this past Friday, a who's-who of healthcare stakeholders laid out their list of desired improvements to the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Docs and computer
By Mike Miliard 11:21 am February 04, 2015
One meaningful use manager explains how, despite having "providers in every level of every stage" of the process, she's able to keep costs down by keeping tabs on attestations as a team of one.
applause
By Mike Miliard 10:36 am January 30, 2015
Finally, CMS has acknowledged a months-long chorus of frustration from industry groups that existing meaningful use rules are just too onerous. One typical reaction: "Hip, hip hooray!"
doc and patient with computer
By Erin McCann 12:50 pm January 29, 2015
After months of loud pushback from providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seems finally to be willing to loosen up its stringent reporting requirements, and looks ready to make changes to the federal EHR Incentive Programs.
U.S. Capitol
By Mike Miliard 11:19 am January 16, 2015
"It's hard to comprehend how HHS can move forward to full-year reporting when the numbers for 90-day reporting are so low," said Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., criticizing the rigidity of the meaningful use program as she reintroduced her Flex-IT Act earlier this week.
Marilyn Tavenner
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am January 16, 2015
Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees the Federal EHR Incentive Program and is in charge of the transition to ICD-10, announced Friday she would be stepping down in February.
By Mike Miliard 10:44 am January 09, 2015
Providers have an extra bit of time to apply for ICD-10 end-to-end testing. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has pushed out the deadline to Jan. 21.
map and compass
By Mike Miliard 10:07 am January 05, 2015
Most providers' revenue cycle management technology is getting pretty long in the tooth, installed years ago to process the relatively simple transactions of volume-based care. As healthcare moves toward pay-for-performance, hospitals and practices will be investing in next-generation tools -- or outsourcing them.
healthcare.gov
By Erin McCann 11:07 am December 30, 2014
The world's largest consulting firm has secured a behemoth five-year contract to continue its work on the federal government's health insurance marketplace.
vital signs
By Mike Miliard 11:19 am December 18, 2014
Stage 2 meaningful use attestations have shown an uptick, but many providers still struggle. With the Flex-IT Act gaining traction in the House, Rep. Renee Ellmers and 28 fellow members of Congress have again called on HHS for a shorter reporting period. The AMA, meanwhile, is "appalled" that more than half of eligible providers will face...

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