Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• If finalized, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) will undergo significant policy changes under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule. Most notably, the rule introduced the first seven Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) value pathways, which will be used to streamline MIPS reporting requirements in the future. Read More
• Healthcare workers already had a high rate of stress and burnout, but the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated the problem. In response, HHS is using $103 million from the pandemic relief fund in an attempt to help reduce burnout and provide mental health services to U.S. healthcare workers. Read More
• According to a new study, nearly 90 percent of physicians reported that data interoperability should be a priority at their healthcare organization right now. With enhanced interoperability and streamlined patient data exchange, providers can bolster patient-centered care delivery for improved outcomes. Read More
• Less than a year after CMS finalized the three-year phaseout of the inpatient-only (IPO) list to be completed by 2024, the agency is looking to reverse course, according to the 2022 OPPS proposed rule. In addition, CMS says it intends to increase hospital compliance with its price transparency policies by increasing financial penalties for certain facilities. Read More
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