Medical Billing Blog

Medicaid Enrollment Nears 7 Million

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Tue, Jul, 15, 2014 @ 07:07 AM

New enrollments in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs for the poor have reached 6.7 million people since the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms last year, the administration said on Friday. CMS says about 26.4 million children were enrolled in CHIP or Medicaid overall, and 56 percent of all enrollees in the programs are children.

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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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CMS Releases Data on Medicare Physician Data

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Thu, Apr, 10, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released raw data on how individual medical providers treat America’s seniors. This is a historical publication into how Medicare expenditures are distributed because access has been denied since 1979, when a Florida court issued a permanent injunction barring the government form releasing information about Medicare Part B payments to individual physicians in any manner that would allow the doctor to be identified. However, in 2011, the parent company of The Wall Street Journal successfully sued to overturn the injunction.  

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