Mining data to answer key Medicare questions, bundled payments news, and an ICD-10 readiness update

September 4, 2015

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Before jetting off for the long weekend, catch up on the latest news below.

Our vice president of Marketing Kim Labow authored a Health IT Tip in Becker’s Hospital Review this week, detailing how provider organizations can mine their own data to answer critical questions related to uncompensated care and Medicare reimbursements.

Speaking of data, FierceHealthIT reports on the impact of the CMS’ proposal for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (LEJR). With the proposal, nearly 800 hospitals across the country would be required to accept bundled payments covering all services for hip and knee replacement procedures. Through the program, CMS will provide data to hospitals about the services and care that patients are receiving in an effort to improve quality.

CMS’ Andy Slavitt also sat down with Health Data Management this week to discuss the outcomes of a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concerning the organization’s readiness for ICD-10. The report gathered data in January, April, and July—the final results state that CMS systems are prepared for the transition to the new coding set. A few statistics include: zero rejects due to front-end CMS systems, and the issues identified in January and April were rectified by July. Overall CMS is prepared—if your organization feels behind, check-out our ICD-10 Resource Center for help.

Mining data to answer key Medicare questions, bundled payments news, and an ICD-10 readiness update.

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Before jetting off for the long weekend, catch up on the latest news below.

Our vice president of Marketing Kim Labow authored a Health IT Tip in Becker’s Hospital Review this week, detailing how provider organizations can mine their own data to answer critical questions related to uncompensated care and Medicare reimbursements.

Speaking of data, FierceHealthIT reports on the impact of the CMS’ proposal for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (LEJR). With the proposal, nearly 800 hospitals across the country would be required to accept bundled payments covering all services for hip and knee replacement procedures. Through the program, CMS will provide data to hospitals about the services and care that patients are receiving in an effort to improve quality.

CMS’ Andy Slavitt also sat down with Health Data Management this week to discuss the outcomes of a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concerning the organization’s readiness for ICD-10. The report gathered data in January, April, and July—the final results state that CMS systems are prepared for the transition to the new coding set. A few statistics include: zero rejects due to front-end CMS systems, and the issues identified in January and April were rectified by July. Overall CMS is prepared—if your organization feels behind, check-out our ICD-10 Resource Center for help.

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