Center For Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMS won't deny claims for first year of ICD-10 transition

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it will work with the American Medical Association to ease the transition to ICD-10, including a 12-month grace period when claims won't be denied for unintentional code errors.

CMS posts specifics on staffing, payroll data collection for Five Star ratings

CMS posts specifics on staffing, payroll data collection for Five Star ratings

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The government has posted technical specifications showing long-term care facilities how to electronically submit staffing information based on payroll data under a new system that becomes mandatory in July 2016

New EHR bills would improve interoperability

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On the heels of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pledge to ease electronic health record implementation reporting rules several weeks ago, newly introduced legislation would facilitate greater interoperability among various EHR systems and promote the transparency of Medicare and Medicaid health data to fuel efficiency and cut costs.

ACO proposed rule coming soon, official says

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that a proposed rule addressing changes in the Accountable Care Organizations program is coming soon, an official said at the Accountable Care Organization Summit on June 19.

I pay dead people

I pay dead people

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On Oct. 31 (an ironic coincidence?) a report from the Office of inspector General frighteningly said Medicare paid some $23 million in benefits for more than 17,000 dead people in 2011. And my husband says I waste money.