Final Rule Updates CMS PACE Program

Oct 21, 2019 at 12:20 pm by steve

CMS recently updated regulations for Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to strengthen protections for participants and allow more operational flexibility f.... Read More

340B Program has Uncertain Future

Aug 14, 2019 at 03:30 pm by steve

The government's 340B drug discount program, which was begun in 1992, has been under the scrutiny of the Administration and Congress for the past two years with ill effects fo.... Read More

Alabama Hospitals May See Wage Index Increase this Fall

Aug 14, 2019 at 03:22 pm by steve

"I hate to say it, but anything is better than nothing. We're getting slaughtered," says David McCormack, about the potential hospital wage index (area wage index - AWI) incre.... Read More

The Providers Role in the New Medicare ID Transition

Feb 14, 2018 at 10:57 am by steve

"The one thing doctors should be doing is making sure their patients have their address correct with Medicare," says Phillip Allen, billing service manager with MediSYS. "The.... Read More

Understanding the Merit Based Incentive Payment System

Oct 12, 2016 at 05:37 pm by steve

Starting in 2019, Medicare's push toward value-based reimbursements will be within reach of the finish line. "It can sound terrifying," says Joni Wyatt, MHA, MHIA, CPHIMS, FHI.... Read More
July 2024 Cover

July 2024

Jul 18, 2024 at 11:56 am by kbarrettalley

Your July 2024 Issue of Birmingham Medical News is Here!