Well another Super Bowl has come and gone. Another party and a few more pounds. This weekend was an extremely exciting one for our family as my daughter won the Tennessee Indoor Rowing Championship for her age group. If you don't know that is it is a sport were you get on a machine and row and row and row until you are exhausted. It is sort of like healthcare these days. We row and row and row and wonder if we are ever going to reach the finish line.Read More
The Winter issue of the NARHC newsletter had a lot of useful information in it, so why not share it all with you? Just in case you missed it from last week...Read More
We received a message from our Cost Report software vendor (http://www.hfssoft.com/) on Friday. CMS posted the following to their website regarding a switch from IACS to EIDM (Enterprise Identity Management System) which is to take effect February 7, 2015. The important thing to know is that no new registrations or profile changes can take place in IACS after 5:00 PM on January 30, 2015.
PLEASE READ and take appropriate action...Read More
Last week I wrote an email to CMS regarding their position on rural health clinics expressed at the Rural Open Door Session and they were gracious enough to respond with some valuable explanations regarding PQRS and rural health clinics. While I am sure I was not the only one inquiring, it is certainly nice and I so appreciate the prompt response by the officials at CMS regarding this matter. Here are the links to the information provided in re 2015 PQRS Payment Adjustment and Providers Who Render Services at RHCs/FQHCs:
Here is a link to the January 10, 2015 newsletter which contains a lot of current cost reporting information:
I also wrote an article for the NARHC Spring 2015 newsletter. A lot of information from the January HBS Update newsletter will be included in their Spring issue.
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