CMS Issues Proposals to Improve Exchange of Health Care Data and Prior Authorizations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to improve patient and provider access to health information and streamline processes related to prior authorization for medical items and services. CMS proposes to require certain payers to implement an electronic prior authorization process, shorten the time frames for certain payers to respond…

CMS FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule Proposes Big Quality Reporting Program Changes

Rebasing/Revision of Labor Shares for Payments Don’t miss the NAHC webinar on the FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule! REGISTER NOW! To read NAHC analysis of the revised Home Health QRP Display Schedule GO HERE: The Home Health Quality Reporting Program Part of the FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule Due to the importance of the FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule…

CMS Proposes New Rules to Address Prior Authorization and Reduce Burden on Patients and Providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on Thursday, December 10, intended to improve the electronic exchange of health care data among payers, providers, and patients, and streamline processes related to prior authorization to reduce burden on providers and patients. According to CMS, the proposed rule aims to improve data sharing…

Rules on Interoperability and Electronic and Electronic Health Records Must Emphasize Certainty, Innovation

The Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA), an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), wrote to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, urging the CMS to implement health care interoperability goals in ways that encourage innovation, as well as the consistent and reliable sharing and retrieval of information…