New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic Early last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a roadmap outlining our efforts to address the national opioid epidemic. The roadmap details our three-pronged approach, including prevention of new cases of opioid use disorder (OUD), expanding access to treatment for patients who have already […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on Americans across the country, whether in lives lost or economic impacts, and it has particularly affected our fellow citizens who have the most vulnerabilities, including the elderly and communities of color. We’ve been forced to adjust and adapt our daily lives in innumerable ways, while significant […]
Freeing up clinician time is no easy task, but Geisinger's move toward automation has cut down on the operational and administrative workload burden. Bots now do much of the mundane documentation and reporting work. It's part of a strategic plan the Pennsylvania health system began pre-COVID-19, says Emily Fry, vice president of Innovation Operations at Geisinger.
New audits have raised the question: Are the feds being overbilled in their Medicare Advantage payments? I'm Jeff Lagasse with Healthcare Finance News, and we'll take a closer look at that and other big news in this week's Top Stories, including state AGs urging Apple to add new protections for reproductive health data, and Amazon […]
The No Surprises Act has reportedly done its job in preventing an estimated nine million surprise medical bills since going into effect at the start of this year, but for providers the law has created a revenue cycle and regulatory quagmire.
Part one of this two-part supplement series highlights QI processes to reduce vaccine disparities, identifies recommended adult vaccines, and discusses their importance among racial and ethnic minority communities.