Patients with serious illnesses thwarted by the balky Healthcare.gov process and enrolled in high-risk insurance pools created under the healthcare law will get a month’s reprieve before they lose coverage, the federal government announced.
Dec. 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to delay Stage 2 and Stage 3 implementation of electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
Reporting quality measures for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) has been a reason to protest for many medical specialist societies. The good news is that Medicare listened and come Jan. 1, 2014 will allow them to determine quality measures for their specialty-specific physicians.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released the OIG Strategic Plan, 2014-2018. The plan highlights ways OIG can better achieve its mission to “Protect the integrity of Department of Health and Human Services programs and operations and the health and welfare of the people they serve.”