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CMS proposes hospital payment changes
Healthcare Finance News
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 2014 proposed rules for the hospital outpatient prospective system, offer payment increases and "packaging" of services. The proposed rule would increase hospital OPPS payments by $4.37 billion or 9.5 percent, and 2014 Medicare payments to ambulatory surgical centers by approximately $133 million or 3.51 percent, as compared to 2013, according to a CMS press release.
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Save the dates for the 2013 ANI!
AAHAM
The 2013 ANI will be Oct. 16-18, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, La.

This year's theme is "Achieving Excellence in Your Revenue Cycle ... and All That Jazz"

The room reservation deadline is Sept. 26. For reservations, call 888-627-7033 and reference AAHAM or click here.


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HCAHPS improvement strategies for ES
Health Facilities Management
As hospitals raise the levels of patient satisfaction, incorporating the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey and scores is of growing importance. Improving HCAHPS scores and reducing infections can be a very daunting responsibility, but a necessary one that requires environmental services leaders to answer the following questions.
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Although the United States does not have the world’s best health outcomes or the most cost effective care, we still lead the world in medical innovation. American researchers and companies dominate fields like drug development and medical devices.

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Q&A: ICD-10 brings challenges, opportunities to medical coders
EHR Intelligence
There are three major components to the ICD-10 transition: physicians and their documentation, payers and their claims processing, and the medical coders that bridge the two.

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Programming error causes Indiana data breach
Government Health IT
In one of the largest HIPAA breaches reported this year, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is notifying 187,533 clients that their protected health information have been compromised following a computer programming glitch.

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Upcoming webinars
AAHAM
'Cycling Through the Revenue Cycle: Are there Overlooked Paths of Opportunity?', on Aug. 14 from 1:30-3 p.m. EST

'Part B Rebilling for Denied or Invalid Part A Claims', on Aug. 28 from 1:30-3 p.m. EST

'Biometrics: The Future of Patient Identification is Here Today at INTEGRIS Health', on Sept. 18 from 1:30-3 p.m. EST

CPAM summer webinar series, various dates

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Preparing for ICD-10 requires leadership, communication of benefits
Becker's Hospital Review
The transition to ICD-10 is a leading concern for many healthcare executives. While the challenges will be considerable as hospitals prepare for the transition, most within the industry seem to agree that there will be eventual benefits of the change — though they make some time to appear.
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EHR adoption steady, but more work needed
Medpage Today
Physicians are continuing to adopt electronic health records at a steady clip, but more work is needed to have those systems communicate with each other, according to two studies recently published. In 2012, 72 percent of physicians had adopted some type of EHR system and 38.2 percent had capabilities required for a basic system, a review by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., found.
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OPPS proposed rule significantly affects coding
HealthLeaders Media
Under the proposed rule Outpatient Prospective Payment System, evaluation and management coding and reimbursement for hospital outpatients could change dramatically. The changes may reflect "CMS's desire to create payment parity between the hospital-based clinic setting and physician offices," says one expert.
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Hospitals see alignment with doctors as boon to patient care
American Medical News
Hospital executives believe physician relationships are key to their success in the quickly developing accountable care environment. Those relationships are expected to result in continued growth in physician employment by hospitals, co-management arrangements and other opportunities with independent practices. But there will be growing pains.
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Best practices for electronic medical billing
MedCity News
The advent of electronic medical billing has significantly increased the success rate of claims submitted by providers. At present, more than 95 percent of all claims submitted electronically are converted into payments for providers. Therefore, the most notable advantages of electronic medical billing are healthy cash flows for practitioners and shorter billing cycles.
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3 lessons from ACOs
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Almost every insurer, big and small, has launched an accountable care organization in the last few years. As they become more prevalent, ACOs will likely help transform the healthcare industry, altering provider payments and introducing new care models. But there also are inevitable bumps that insurers will face along the road as ACOs mature.
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What is driving the drop in meaningful use participation?
EHR Intelligence
Meaningful use criteria have certainly stimulated both dialogue and EHR adoption within the healthcare community. But for some physicians, the use of EHR is a strategic investment in the consistency and quality of care that they provide as a team inside and outside the clinic.
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