Clinical and hospital quality reporting News
June 12, 2015
The costs of the top 100 most frequently billed discharges were part of recently released Medicare payment data documenting the year 2013.
January 28, 2015
A proposed rule that adds to the Medicare Shared Savings Program and offers direction to accountable care organizations is open to public comment.
December 30, 2014
As of Jan. 1, 2015, 257,000 physicians who didn't meet meaningful use measures will have their Medicare reimbursements cut.
October 06, 2014
Following last year's pilot, the next round of HIPAA health data security audits are expected to start, behind schedule, in early 2015.
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