In the news this week, the American Medical Association requested that CMS pause Meaningful Use, stating that the program places risk on a health system’s ability to carry out new models of payment. Healthcare Finance Newsshared background on the request in an article published Thursday.
HealthLeaders also shared tips this week for providers to embrace pricing transparency. In the article, experts say it’s critical for all key players in the healthcare transaction—including payers, providers, and employers/patients—to agree that patients should receive accurate, upfront price estimates for healthcare services.
Finally, with October 1 almost here, The New York Times and Modern Healthcare shared industry perspectives on the pros and cons of the new coding system. If you’re still assessing which ICD-10 codes will impact your organization the most, tune into HealthcareNOWRadio to hear some of our ICD-10 experts share their top tips to help providers prepare for the upcoming transition.