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CMS hears fears about billing codes proposal

CMS hears fears about billing codes proposal

Although providers are concerned that the CMS' plan to overhaul some Medicare billing codes could spark underpayment and fraud, CMS officials say there's no reason to worry yet.

Q&A with HealthPartners' Andrea Walsh on her first year as CEO

Q&A with HealthPartners' Andrea Walsh on her first year as CEO

Andrea Walsh took over as CEO in June 2017. It's been mostly smooth sailing for Walsh, but an easy start shouldn't be surprising given Walsh's 23-year tenure at HealthPartners, most recently as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

Docs don't drain hospital finances, systems say

Docs don't drain hospital finances, systems say

Most health systems that responded to Modern Healthcare's Hospital Systems Survey said hiring more physicians either did not materially change their financial performance or actually improved it, a surprising finding given research that shows hospitals lose money on employed physicians.

CMS extends bundled-pay program timeline

CMS extends bundled-pay program timeline

The CMS is giving provider groups one more week to decide on participating in the CMS' voluntary Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Advanced program. The extension comes after complaints that providers didn't have the claims data needed to make a decision.

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