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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office for the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) will host a listening session on May 3 to discuss the increase in code levels billed for some Medicare services, and appropriate coding in an increasingly electronic environment. CMS, ONC to Hold Listening Session on Billing and Coding The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office for the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) will host a listening session on May 3 to discuss the increase in code levels billed for some Medicare services, and appropriate coding in an increasingly electronic environment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gave Nevada 10 days to correct problems at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital following reports it may have improperly discharged patients and bused them out of state.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow health information from eight databases to be used to identify vulnerable people who might need help during an emergency. It will allow… read more

Some of the menu objectives available for Meaningful Use attestation are more popular with eligible professionals than others, according to an analysis of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data by San Antonio, Texas-based electronic health record vendor Sevocity. read more

According to a recent survey from the Plantation, Fla.-based coding vendor, Health Revenue Assurance Holdings (HRAA), one-in-five small-to-midsized hospitals have not begun education or training practitioners for the shift to the ICD-10 code-set. HRAA found that half of these hospitals are not in-tune with the official Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 transition timeline. According to a recent survey from the Plantation, Fla.-based coding vendor, Health Revenue Assurance Holdings (HRAA), one-in-five small-to-midsized hospitals have not begun education or training practitioners for the shift to the ICD-10 code-set. HRAA found that half of these hospitals are not in-tune with the official Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 transition timeline. read more

Preliminary results from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Meaningful Use audits indicate that providers are having a lot of trouble substantiating what they’ve attested to, according to Robert Anthony, deputy director of the Health IT Initiatives Group at CMS’ Office of e-Health Standards and Services. read more

Medicare electronic health record incentive payments earned by eligible professionals and hospitals will be reduced due to sequestration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has confirmed read more

Comments from associations, practitioners and others have been adding up in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Request for Information issued last month to accelerate and improve health information exchange and interoperability among providers. read more

Marilyn Tavenner, who has been the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services since 2011, received a warm reception from Democrats and Republicans alike during a Tuesday Senate Finance Committee hearing.

According to a recently published document in the Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a rule that would extend a regulation that allows hospitals to donate electronic health records (EHRs) to physicians until 2016. The rule is an exception to a federal law that prohibits payments of particular services that are meant to encourage a referral back to the hospital

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