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MACRA: Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Explained

In 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act was passed, and by 2019, healthcare providers will begin to see its impacts on Medicare payments. It replaces Medicare’s current reimbursement schedule—which was based on a sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula—with one that is based on various metrics designed to measure quality of care. Merit-Based Incentive…
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Medicare’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program

Established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) attempts to create an incentive for hospitals to cut down the number of readmissions they have for various types of acute care. As of 2017, these types of care include: Heart attack Heart failure Pneumonia Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)…
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Health Care Business Law Webcast with Trey Scott

Register now for July 24th Health Care Business Law Video Webcast with Trey Scott The National Business Institute, an organization for continuing legal education for professionals, is presenting a full-day live video webcast on Monday, July 24th on Health Care Business Law.  The webcast is recommended for attorneys and paralegals who need to gain advanced…
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Revision of the Stark Law Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (SDRP)

The procedure for voluntary self-disclosure of actual or potential Stark Law (federal physician self-referral law) violations has changed.  As of June 1st, 2017, those providers wishing to make a Stark Law self-referral disclosure must submit all relevant information via Form CMS-10328 which includes four parts. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now require…
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