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Ready or Not: Here Comes the Joint Replacement Program

On April 1, 2016, approximately 800 hospitals nationwide will be mandatorily enrolled in the new CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program.  Essentially, all urban and suburban hospitals in 67 metropolitan areas, which are performing 400 or more of these cases per year, are included.   Read More ›

On February 5, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced a proposed rule (the Proposed Rule) to address changes to the federal Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations, 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (Part 2). Read More ›

The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee today issued a press release and letter to health care stakeholders requesting feedback on Medicare site neutral payment policies, and in particular, refinements to the recent site neutral provision for Hospital Outpatient Departments (HOPD) passed in Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act,  Read More ›

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