Tag Archives: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

GAO: CMS Should Bolster Guidance of Postpayment Claims Review Process

A Government Accountability Office report on contractors that examine postpayment claims for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommends CMS establish stronger oversight and guidance on the process to avoid duplication. GAO said in that report, issued Monday, that CMS should ensure that Medicare administrative contractors, zone program integrity contractors, recovery auditors and the contractor …

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Darrell Issa Says FISMA Led to HealthCare.gov Launch Failure

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) continues to question government security protocols that potentially led to problems with the launch of the HealthCare.gov website, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes Issa, in a closed hearing he attended this week, criticized the Federal Information Security Management Act, which allows top officials to decide …

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Medicare Chief Berwick to Step Down, Tavenner to Head CMS

President Obama announced plans on Wednesday to replace current administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dr. Donald Berwick, with Marilyn Tavenner, according to a National Journal report. Berwick’s appointment “sidestepped the traditional confirmation process,” according to the National Journal. His appointment was blocked in the Senate and his departure will …

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CRM Cutting Healthcare Regulations in Attempt to Save $1B

The move to eliminate a handful of regulations should save health care companies more than $1 billion next year according to the federal Medicare agency. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Tuesday that it will strike down certain rules for hospitals in response to President Obama’s call for …

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CMS Unveils Major IT Overhaul

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a plan to overhaul its IT systems to both bring it more squarely into the health IT future and to comply with mandates set out in last year’s healthcare reform law. The 73-page plan, aims to modernize the agency’s data systems, while …

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Obama Nominates Dr. Berwick for Administrator of CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has not had a permanent director since 2006. Yesterday, April 19, 2010 President Obama nominated Dr. Donald Berwick to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services (CMS). Dr. Berwick is currently the …

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Definition of EHRs Confuses Many Healthcare Providers

While some consumer-advocate groups endorse the Obama administration’s definition of electronic health records, others say the Health and Human Services Department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ 556-page document of what constitutes EHRs fails to understand the realities of the challenges healthcare providers face every day, according to …

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