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Tag: IPPS

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Where we’ve been and where we’re going: A 50-year perspective on health policy

June 25, 2021 / By Megan Carr, Chet Stroyny

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Chet Stroyny, a program manager for Regulatory and Government Affairs at 3M Health Information Systems, about his 50-year career in the health […]

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Payment and quality reform for mental health and substance abuse care: The time is now (part 2)

April 21, 2021 / By Dawn Weimar, RN

In my last blog, I discussed mental health and substance abuse (MHSA) payment and quality in the midst of parity initiatives, team-based care and value-based payment. Certainly, adherence to fee-for-service […]

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Payment and quality reform for mental health and substance abuse care: The time is now

April 19, 2021 / By Dawn Weimar, RN

We have heard the adage: “The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes but expecting a different result.”  This adage can be applied to the state of mental health and […]

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For the time-challenged: ICD-10 FY 2021 update summary

June 15, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

Time is seriously weird stuff. 2020 so far has had that dream/nightmare quality that is somehow fast and slow at the same time. My memory of February, only four months […]

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2021 ICD-10-CM updates: Looking ahead to October

June 5, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Just when you started to get comfortable with the 2020 ICD-10-CM changes, CMS has published their list of proposed diagnosis code updates for October. Is it really that time of […]

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The changing seasons of quality: The new IQR measures part 2

November 4, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As I noted in my previous blog on the changes to the IQR program, fall brings joy to some and sadness to others. With the fall comes changes to the […]

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Stretching the healthcare dollar: Changes coming to the IPPS?

July 17, 2019 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

The country is revving up for the next election cycle. Like it or not, health care is a focus again and some sword-rattling is taking place regarding the IPPS (Inpatient […]

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Article: 2020 IPPS proposed rule brings potential MS-DRG changes

With Rhonda Butler

This article from Rhonda Butler details the 2020 IPPS proposed rule and highlights noteworthy proposed changes.

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Introducing competition and price transparency into the Medicare payment system

November 1, 2017 / By Richard Averill, MS, Richard Fuller, MS

Would an Amazon-like price shopping experience for individual healthcare services help control healthcare costs? Price transparency is frequently cited as a possible strategy for reducing the cost of healthcare because […]

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Article: Paying for Outcomes, Not Performance: Lessons from the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System

With Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Averill, MS

This article from Richard Averill, MS and Norbert Goldfield, MD describes the future of payment reform in health care.

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ICD-10 and good government

August 15, 2016 / By Rhonda Butler

My years of posting blog diatribes against the politics behind the ICD-10 implementation saga may have sent a confusing message regarding government (as distinguished from politics), so I would like […]

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Article: Is the CMS HACRP a valid measure of hospital performance?

With Richard Fuller, MS, Richard Averill, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

Read the 3M Clinical and Economic Research analysis.