Impressions from the 2018 LTPAC HIT Summit

ONC & CMS are mandating Interoperability – as soon as they have a definition… This year’s Summit was refreshing – more protein, less cotton candy. Drs. Kate Goodrich[i] (CMS) and Don Rucker[ii] (ONC) delivered the mornings’ keynote addresses. Each painted a more solid vision for the future that anyone from those two DHHS arms has … Click to continue reading

CMS Physician Billing Data Dump – Historic Insight Into The LTPAC Service Market

On April 9th, 2014, CMS released the “complete” 2012 Medicare Part B billing history for Physicians & Extenders. This blog post from Rod Baird provides some insight on what he has been able to glean in the data thus far regarding the LTPAC market.   “All we want are the facts….” – Stg. Joe Friday. … Click to continue reading

Additional data confirms LTC physicians will suffer CMS punishment under VBP

Value-Based Purchasing is one of the many legislated reforms contained in the PPACA (Section 3007).  The law directs the DHHS Secretary to develop a budget neutral program that “shall establish a payment modifier that provides for differential payment to a physician or a group of physicians … based upon the quality of care furnished compared … Click to continue reading