Medical Billing Blog

HHS Committed to More Public Releases of Medicare Data

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Fri, Jun, 06, 2014 @ 07:06 AM

Department of Health and Human Services announced to a Washington, D.C. forum this month that they are committed to more public releases of Medicare claims data and that they recognize that data transparency is a key aspect of transformation of the health care delivery system.

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Sylvia Mathews Burwell nominated as HHS Secretary

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Tue, May, 13, 2014 @ 08:05 AM


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HHS Set to Announce New ICD-10 Effective Date

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Wed, May, 07, 2014 @ 07:05 AM

As has been previously reported, on April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 was enacted, which specified that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. This left some uncertainty as to what the new date would be exactly. 

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HHS Secretary Sebelius Resigns

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Fri, Apr, 11, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Sebelius was not pressured to resign, according to major news outlets. She informed Mr. Obama in early March of her decision to resign, a White House official said. "At that time, Secretary Sebelius told the president that she felt confident in the trajectory for enrollment and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and that she believed that once open enrollment ended it would be the right time to transition the department to new leadership," the official said.

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