Tag: Medicaid


The State of Claims and Denials in 2023

How do you resolve a repeated and shooting up problem like claims denials? It’s been a fresher subject for revenue cycle management professionals for years that are only experiencing hotter with the growing pressures of staffing shortages, troubles with staff movement and instructing and developing policies and protocols at the government and payer levels. On […]
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CMS to Tie Vaccine Mandate to Medicaid, Medicare Participation

A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers will be tied to Medicaid and Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP), the Biden-Harris Administration recently announced. The announcement made via CMS yesterday said the Administration will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff in all Medicaid and Medicare-certified facilities by October. The emergency regulation, when it is released, will apply […]
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Medicare Advantage Dual Eligible’s Have Fewer ER Visits Than Those Under FFS

Dual eligible Medicare Advantage beneficiaries had 42.1% less emergency room visits than their fee-for-service counterparts. The cost of care and rate of hospitalizations for dual eligible Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries was considerably lower than dual eligibles under fee-for-service (FFS), according to an Avalere Health study released Tuesday evening. Dual eligible Medicare Advantage (MA) populations averaged healthcare […]
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CMS Posts 2020 IRF Proposed Rule

The focus on electronic health record implementation has turned to how to make use of the vast data stored within to improve revenue cycle operations (IRF). Proposed rule calls amending regulations clarifying the determination as to whether a physician qualifies as a rehabilitation physician is made by the IRF. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]
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HCPCS Level II Drug Codes

21 New HCPCS Level II Codes for April

The new codes include drugs for migraines, to initiate blood-clotting in patients on certain coagulants, chronic and hairy cell leukemia, and folic acid for chemotherapy patients. The home health codes help facilitate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Pioneer ACO initiative. New HCPCS Level II Codes […]
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