CMS to Drop CCJR Acronym

CMS officials have promised to drop the acronym “CCJR” from the proposed Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, currently in public comment period. AAHKS affiliate member A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil.(Oxon), called their attention to his long-standing “Current...

CMS Announces Additional Participants in BPCI

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) announced that of the 2,100 total participants that have entered into the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, 360 of those organizations have added an additional 1,755 partner providers to the...

CMS Releases Final IPPS Rule for 2016

On July 31, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the advance text of its final rule to update the Medicare acute hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2016. The official version of the rule will be...

ICD-10 Grace Period Added

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they will not deny claims because of ICD-10 miscoding for a period of 12 months when the new code set goes into effect on October 1. The Hill reports that “as long as the code is in the correct broad...

President Obama Makes Health Nominations

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Mary Wakefield as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and Andy Slavitt as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human...
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