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CMS Accelerates Innovation and Promotes Patient Access to Medical Technology

Today, as part of broader efforts to modernize the Medicare program and bring the latest technologies and innovations to Medicare beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced changes to the way contractors decide which technologies are covered by publishing a revision to Medicare’s Program Integrity Manual.
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Summary of Significant Changes to the Medicare Program Integrity Manual Chapter 13 – Local Coverage Determinations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised chapter 13 of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (PIM). This chapter describes the local coverage determinations (LCD) process.
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FY 2019 Final Medicare Payment and Quality Reporting Updates for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (CMS-1690-F)

On July 31, 2018, CMS issued a rule finalizing updates for fiscal year (FY) 2019 to Medicare payment policies and rates for the Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) and to the IPF Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program.
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CMS proposes Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System changes for 2019 (CMS-1695-P)

On July 25, 2018, CMS proposed changes that would encourage site-neutral payment between sites of services and make healthcare prices more transparent for patients so that they can be more informed about out-of-pocket costs.
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ICD-10 Transition Moves Forward

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Transitioning to ICD-10

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Deadline for ICD-10 allows health care industry ample time to prepare for change

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule today finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases.
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Final Policy and Payment Changes for the New Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Federally Qualified Health Centers Beginning October 1, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a new prospective payment system (PPS) for Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) services under Medicare Part B that could enable FQHCs to receive as much as a 32 percent increase in their Medicare payments for services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries.
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