CMS Conditions of Participation

EHR Incentives and Certifications – Attaining Meaningful Use

In 2009, legislation authorized the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to offer health care providers financial incentives to use [...]

Rewards Exception to Beneficiary Inducement CMPL

The Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services recently passed a regulation providing [...]

MACRA: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Explained

In 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act was passed, and by 2019, healthcare providers will begin to see [...]

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 [...]

Hospitals and Healthcare Providers at High Risk for Ransomware

Due to their high vulnerability level, healthcare providers are frequent targets for ransomware attacks. Lives depend on hospitals and healthcare [...]

Medicare Hospice CAP Demands and Appeals

Medicare Hospice CAP Demands and Appeals Beginning in 1982, Medicare began offering a hospice benefit to covered individuals needing end [...]

About Medicare, Medicaid, Regulatory

The United States spends about $2.6 trillion annually on health care (17.5 percent of GDP) and with the reform initiatives [...]