Mandatory Participation Ending For Several CMS Initiatives Related To Home Health

Mandatory Participation Ending for Several CMS Initiatives Related to Home Health

  • September 19, 2017

By Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN, Regulatory Analyst, Change Healthcare Mandatory participation will end for Episode Payment Models (EPMs) and the Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) incentive payments, according to a recent filing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). But that doesn’t mean your home health organization should suspend its efforts to partner with hospitals and other care providers. CMS also proposed several changes for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model: Giving hospitals participating in the model a one-time option on whether to continue Refining certain payment, reconciliation and quality provisions Increasing the number of clinicians who…

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Change Healthcare CTO Aaron Symanski Talking Business & Blockchain At Becker’s Symposium

Change Healthcare CTO Aaron Symanski Talking Business & Blockchain at Becker’s Symposium

  • September 15, 2017

With the use of blockchain in healthcare drawing increased interest, it’s time to learn how this distributed ledger technology can benefit you and your business. To that end, Change Healthcare Chief Technology Officer Aaron Symanski will take the stage at Becker’s 3rd Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference in Chicago September 21, with a focused presentation on blockchain. Symanski’s session, “Blockchain: How to Think About its Role in the Business Needs of Healthcare,” kicks off at 1:35 p.m. in the Columbus IJ room at Chicago’s Hyatt Regency. He’ll explain what blockchain actually is and does, and present ways to…

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Neil De Crescenzo To Keynote At Distributed: Health 2017 Conference

Neil de Crescenzo to Keynote at Distributed: Health 2017 Conference

  • September 15, 2017

Change Healthcare CEO Neil de Crescenzo will be the opening keynote speaker at the Distributed: Health 2017 conference in Nashville on September 25, a blockchain conference tailored for the healthcare industry. It’s the second year Distributed: Health will be held for healthcare leaders interested in learning how blockchain’s distributed ledger technology is impacting the industry. Change Healthcare is a co-host of the two-day event. Following de Crescenzo’s opening remarks at 9:00 a.m., Change Healthcare CTO Aaron Symanski will speak at a session titled “The Future of Payment Models.” At the 10:30 presentation, Symanski will be joined by Francois de Brantes,…

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