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New “MyHealthEData” Initiative Focuses on Putting Patients in Charge of their Medical Records
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2018

The Trump Administration has launched a new MyHealthEData initiative intended to make it easier for Medicare beneficiaries and other health consumers


OIG Estimates CMS Made $730 Million in Improper EHR Incentive Payments, Based on Small Sample of Claims
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) estimates that CMS made $729.4 million in Electronic Health Incentive (EHR) payments to providers who did


CMS Delays Start Date for Medicare CardiacHip Fracture Episode Payment Model Until 2018; Parallel CJR Changes Also Pushed Back
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is delaying until January 1, 2018 implementation of mandatory Medicare episode payment models


TelehealthRemote Patient Monitoring Rarely Used in Federal Health Programs, but Innovative Programs May Provide Boost, GAO Reports
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2017

The GAO recently reported that fewer than 1 of Medicare and Department of Defense (DOD) beneficiaries and 12 of Veteran's Administration (VA


CMS Simultaneously Releases Proposed Rule to Update SNF PPS for FY 2018 & Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to Replace RUG-IV Case-Mix Methodology as Early as FY 2019
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2017

CMS has issued its proposed rule to update Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) rates and policies for FY 2018


We May Not Have Heard The Last Word . . . The New White Collar Exemption Rules
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2016

Get ready, setbut waitmaybe not As employers gear up to meet the swiftly approaching December 1, 2016, deadline to implement the Department of


CMS Announces Flexibility for Physician First-Year Participation in MACRA Quality Payment Program
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2016

In a recent blog post, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt announced CMS’s plans to give physicians more options for complying with significant


CMS Seeks Input on “Evolution” of State Innovation Models Initiative, Including Potential Inclusion in MACRA Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2016

CMS is soliciting public input on the “evolution” of its State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative, which was launched in 2013 to accelerate state


CMS Finalizes FY 2017 Update to Medicare IPPS, LTCH PPS Rates and Policies
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its final rule to update Medicare acute hospital inpatient prospective payment system


(US) Give Me Some (Tax) Credit
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

The Texas Historic Preservation Tax Credit (THPTC) is a little known incentive program established through Texas House Bill 500 during the 83rd Texas