CMS Proposes Policy Updates That Will Affect Medicare and Medicaid

CMS proposes 2018 payment and policy updates for Medicare hospital admissions, and releases a Request The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and policies when patients are admitted into hospitals. The proposed rule aims to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; supports the patient-doctor relationship […]

Hospitalist Have New Medicare Specialty Code Effective April 2017 – Are You Using It?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an MLN Matters article to notify providers of a new physician specialty code for hospitalists, effective April 1, 2017. The new code, C6, will allow hospitalists to self-designate their specialty on the Medicare enrollment application (CMS-855I or CMS-855O), or in the Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain […]