Compliance

April 5, 2018 -- An important article in the March 31, edition of Modern Healthcare, by author, Rachel Z.

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A July 8, article by Elizabeth Whitman in Modern Healthcare states that "Hospital groups are criticizing the CMS' plans to publish star ratings of hospitals, claiming the agency calculated those ratings in a way that could inaccurately reflect a hospital's quality." However, the article goes on to put forth, "proponents of greater hospital transparency counter that the CMS should publish the ratings, arguing the benefits far outweigh any limitations."

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After a stall last week, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), according to Becker's Hospital Review (Becker's Health IT), "released a final rule Monday that includes the first major update to Medicaid managed care regulations in more than 10 years." The "1,425-page final rule CMS released Monday 'modernizes' the system, according to CMS."

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(April 20, 2016) An article today on the HealthcareDive website by Jeff Byers, announced that, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), "will postpone the launch," of its "star rating system, originally scheduled for an April 21 release," according to Kaiser Health News.

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In an article last week on EnterpriseTech, writer Alison Diana explains how healthcare organizations are now relying on Cloud to do more than support electronic medical records.  While the healthcare industry has lagged behind others in cloud adoption, Research and Markets says an "increasing number of companies are coming forward, adopting and utilizing cloud-based applications."

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An April 20, article appeared in the National Law Review, entitled, “Does the ‘Doc Fix’ Bill Help Telemedicine and Telehealth?”  The article answers the question: “In a word: yes. Telemedicine was one of the many beneficiaries of changes introduced by the so-called ‘doc fix’ bill, formally titled the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2).”

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