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CMS announces new voluntary episode-payment program: BPCI Advanced

John Howard Ken Farris January 10, 2018
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On Jan. 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new voluntary episode-payment program, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced, which allows health care providers to accept risk for the cost of care associated with a clinical episode “based on how successfully they manage resources and total costs.” READ MORE

OIG Updates 2015 Work Plan: New Medicare initiatives for hospitals, DMEPOS suppliers, clinical labs, GPOs

Christina Randolph June 9, 2015
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As the health care industry continues to reform its delivery of care models and payment structures, the OIG reaffirmed its continued focus on certain risk areas which pose significant management and performance challenges for HHS. READ MORE

Why health care entities should pay attention to the Federal Priority Act

Claire Schenk June 4, 2015
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Since the government has used the Federal Priority Act in the health care setting to recover sums owed to the government after a health care organization or physician group becomes insolvent, health care organizations should be familiar with the exposure they may face under the FPA. READ MORE