CMS Covers Changes to Home Health Care Referrals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published two articles for physicians referring patients to Medicare home health care or ordering home health services. “Overview of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model” provides an overview of the new case-mix...

AAHKS Comments on CMS RFI on Program Integrity

AAHKS provided comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Program Integrity’s Request for Information (RFI) on the Future of Program Integrity. Within the RFI, CMS requested input on provider education. AAHKS used the opportunity to...

Studies Document Change in Arthroplasty Care

Two recent studies show that hip and knee surgeons are performing more work prior to the procedure to optimize patients and achieve better outcomes. Team Approach: Perioperative Optimization for Total Joint Arthroplasty Perioperative Orthopedic Surgical Home:...

AAHKS Comments on CMS OPPS and PFS Proposed Rules

Last week, AAHKS sent our comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on two proposed rules for calendar year 2020. The proposed changes to the CMS Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment Systems included...
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