The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has developed a framework of best practices for healthcare provider organizations to use to improve the collection of patient demographic information.READ MORE
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The total overall spending by patients and payers on healthcare grew at a slower pace in 2016, according to an annual report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary (OACT).READ MORE
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission(MedPac), a federal group tasked to advise Congress on Medicare, voted 14-2 earlier this month in favor of recommending Congress eliminate the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).READ MORE
The Senate rejected a one-month spending bill early Saturday, triggering the shutdown of many government services and setting off a partisan fight over who would bear the political consequences.READ MORE
Clinicians who participated in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) established by Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) may now submit their 2017 performance data through an online system, and not to multiple websites as with past CMS programs.READ MORE