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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: CMS to Assess Penalties for Hospital-Acquired Illnesses

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CMS has recently cut payments to 769 U.S. hospitals with high patient injury rates, and for the first time, this included the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs. …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Senators Request a Delay of Hospital Star Ratings from CMS

U.S. senators have recently sent a request to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services asking for a delay in releasing the quarterly Hospital Compare Rankings. Concerns have come up that the methods used to rate hospitals fail to take …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: CMS Offers New Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a new accountable care organization model known as Next Gen that will address the shortcomings of the Medicare Shared Shavings Programs. These new models will allow participants to keep …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: CMS States Only 10% of Medicare ICD-10 Claims Rejected

On October 1, 2015, Medicare transitioned to using ICD-10 codes for processing claims. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), claims have been normally processing since this rollout. Approximately 10% of claims are being rejected, with less …