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NCHA Government Payors Summit Sept. 12

NCHA and the North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) are hosting the annual Government Payors Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary. The program will: Update providers on the latest related to North

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NCHA Government Payors Summit Sept. 12

The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) and the North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) are hosting the annual Government Payors Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary. The program will: Update providers on the latest

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CMS Issues Final Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility FY 2019 PPS Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a final rule to update the payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for federal fiscal year 2019 (discharges occurring on or after Oct. 1, 2018, and on or before Sept. 30, 2019). For

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CMS Releases Final Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities PPS Update for FY 2019

CMS has issued a rule to update the Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPFs) Prospective Payment System for fiscal year 2019. For IPFs, CMS finalizes a net payment increase of 1.1% or $50 million in FY 2019 compared to FY 2018. This includes a 2.9%

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Reduce Readmissions with Free Medicare Patient Navigation Program

CMS has launched a Patient Navigation Program for Medicare patients. KEPRO, North Carolina’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, would like to partner with hospitals to offer this free program to Medicare fee-for-service patients who are being discharged. This program offers follow-up to patients as they

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NCHA Government Payors Summit Sept. 12

The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) and the North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) are hosting the annual Government Payors Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary. The program will: Update providers on the latest

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SAVE THE DATE: NCHA Government Payors Summit Sept. 12

The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) and the North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) are hosting the annual Government Payors Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle in Cary. The program will: Update providers on the latest

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Study: More Medicare drug plan enrollees hitting out-of-pocket limit

The number of Medicare Part D beneficiaries who reach the catastrophic coverage phase of the prescription drug benefit rose by more than 50% between 2013 and 2016, according to an analysis recently released by Avalere. The study looked at the 72% of Part D beneficiaries

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Letter sent to US Rep. Jones requesting assistance with TRICARE issues

In early December 2017, NCHA began receiving numerous inquiries from our members regarding the transition to the new TRICARE East Regional Contractor, Humana Military. NCHA reached out to Humana Military in mid- December 2017 and early 2018 for assistance with multiple issues experienced

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Proposed FY 2019 Medicare IPPS and LTCH update issued

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule to update both the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System for fiscal year 2019. CMS projects that total Medicare spending on

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