Cms discharge planning rule: are you in compliance?

The recent CMS discharge planning rule that went into effect in November 2019 included several changes aimed at improving care transitions and encouraging patients’ involvement in their follow-up treatment and care protocols. (Click here to review the rule in the Federal Register.) With those rules in place, it is now imperative for organizations to familiarize themselves with and […]

It’s the end of the Medicare Shared Savings Program as we know it

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ long-awaited proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program are designed to usher in a new phase of the program beginning in 2020. The changes would require that all MSSP accountable care organizations be held accountable for both the cost and quality of care. The biggest proposed change […]