Tag Archives: Changes

Rising drug costs are gut punch to hospital budgets, triggering staff and service cuts, other changes

According to a new study from the National Opinion Research Center, or NORC, at the University of Chicago, hospitals are badly suffering under the weight of drug prices and drug spending, which seem to be on a steady and often times steep upward climb. The study results show the average total drug spending per hospital… Read More »

Healthcare Leaders Praise Telehealth Advancements, Delayed E&M Coding Changes in Recent CMS Rule

Late in the afternoon on Thursday, Nov. 1, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule that provides updates to the Physician Fee Schedule and calendar-year 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP), which encapsulates the Medicare Incentive-based Payment Program (MIPS) and Advanced Payment Models In the proposed rule, which was released… Read More »