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The next few months will prove interesting for all participants in healthcare - payers, providers, patients, hospitals, employers, etc. In no uncertain terms, everyone will be somehow impacted by the decision to repeal, redefine or replace Obamacare. Recently Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders took the stage to discuss their opposing positions in a town hall environment. In case you missed it, here is a link to CNN's 90-second overview.
As it became official earlier this month, healthcare providers must publish nondiscrimination notices - including disclosures that they provide language assistance services. The rule is based on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act which "prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in certain health programs and activities." Covered entities include providers and programs that receive federal funds - such as Medicare and Medicaid.READ MORE
CMS has released a new proposal that would significantly expand its bundled payment model portfolio. Under the proposal, CMS will introduce new bundled payment models for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), coronary artery bypass graft (bypass surgery), comprehensive joint replacements, and hip and femur fractures. The new models will be enacted in selected metropolitan areas beginning July 1, 2017 under the latest proposal.READ MORE
As a small internal medicine practice, we are deeply indebted to HuTech for their support in applying for meaningful use and receiving payment! Without HuTech’s assistance, the medical home submission process would have been even more laborsome. HuTech's education to our clinical and support staff on Allscripts' EHR has developed efficiency and improvement in documentation. We thank them for their knowledge, dependability, and experience.- Advanced Practice Nurse in Illinois