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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/11/17

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

Tips for Succeeding at MIPS

With the CMS' Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and value-based care model in full effect, it's important for physicians to understand what MIPS means for their practices, particularly when it comes to understanding what types of technologies are available to help them avoid a negative adjustment to their Medicare reimbursement.

More Cyberattacks are Imminent, but Hospitals are Fighting with Their Hands Tied

There is a significant gap between threats organizations face and their readiness to address those in a timely or effective manner. New and evolving threats combined with persistent resource challenges, in fact, limit organizations’ abilities to defend against cyber-intrusions, according to the second installment of ISACA’s 2017 State of Cybersecurity Study.

Senate Looking at Plan B if BCRA Fails    

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been adamant that the bill to replace the ACA will get a vote soon, but his first deadline passed without action and another is quickly approaching. His recent comments, along with those of other lawmakers, indicate Republicans are looking for a Plan B.

Senate Healthcare Bill Could Cost U.S. Economy 1.45M Jobs, Even More Than House Bill

The Senate’s healthcare overhaul bill, it turns out, could hurt the U.S. economy even more than its sister bill in the House. A new analysis from George Washington University researchers predicts that the Better Care Reconciliation Act could result in 1.45 million fewer jobs by 2026 compared to current law.

Medicare-Medicaid Home Health Rule Delayed Six Months

Updated home health requirements under Medicare and Medicaid, including minimum health and safety standards, won’t take effect until early 2018. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in a final rule (RIN:0938-AG81) released July 7 pushed back the effective date of home health providers’ conditions of participation by six months, from July 13, 2017, to January 13, 2018.


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