Medical Billing Blog
Healthcare industry stakeholders are lauding President Donald Trump's latest executive order, which requires executive departments or agencies to remove at least two previously implemented regulations for every new one issued.
As 2014 came to a close, the Meaningful Use program continued to fall short of its intended goals. Although more than 500,000 providers have registered for the Meaningful Use program, only 4% of professionals and 35% of hospitals have attested to Stage 2 of the program. These disappointing numbers come despite the fact that CMS watered down some of the requirements and moved the deadline back from November 30th to December 31st. Many providers are calling for the CMS to reduce its 365 day reporting requirement to 90 days but CMS remains steadfast behind the 365 day requirement.
More hospitals are planning to outsource coding efforts in the coming year, according to a new survey published by Black Book Rankings.