By Drew Altman With a Democratic House, a Republican Senate and President Trump in the White House, get ready for two years of maneuvering but little progress on healthcare — unless you look beyond Washington. What to watch: No new health legislation of any significance will pass in this Congress.
Healthcare organizations have accounted for one-quarter of SamSam ransomware attack victims so far this year, said security firm Symantec in a recent blog post. In total, 67 different organizations across sectors have been attacked by the SamSam ransomware, with 56 of those attacks located in the United States, Symantec related. “Why healthcare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule Nov. 1. According to CMS officials, the final rule modernizes Medicare payment policies to promote access to virtual care, saving Medicare beneficiaries time and money while improving
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proven that “final rules” are not always final. In response to complaints from physicians, CMS has delayed major changes to E/M codes until 2021. While CMS moved ahead with parts of its plan to consolidate codes for Medicare patient visits, it made
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a waiver to implement work requirements in Wisconsin’s Medicaid program Oct. 31, making it the fourth state to enact such an approach. Under the waiver, beneficiaries in the state’s BadgerCare program would have to engage in 80 hours a month of “community