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Three Key Statistics on Hospital-Acquired Conditions

January 2, 2019

Hospital acquired conditions continue to cause excess healthcare spending and negatively impact patient care outcomes. Here are the key statistics you need to know about HACs as we head into the 2019 fiscal year.

10 Opportunities to Better Serve Individuals Dually Eligible for Medicaid and Medicare

December 20, 2018

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to state Medicaid directors that outlines both existing and new opportunities for states to better serve individuals dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The letter highlights opportunities to implement new developments with Managed Care, use Medicare data to inform care coordination and program integrity initiatives, and reduce administrative burden for dually-eligible beneficiaries and the providers who serve them.

WHA Member Resources to Help in Compliance of Federal Rule on Posting Standard Charges

November 30, 2018

WHA has prepared resources for hospital members to assist in understanding the January 1, 2019, requirements and communicating with patients and the media about the chargemaster and related price transparency issues.

What You Need to Know: Medicare Beneficiary Identifier Frequently Asked Questions

May 16, 2018

In early May, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an updated version of their frequently asked questions (FAQs).  Learn more about it.

New Medicare Cards: What You Need to Know

April 3, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is fighting Medicare fraudulent activity by removing the Social Security Number (SSN), the patient’s sex, and the patient signature from the current Medicare card. A new card with a new Medicare number known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will be mailed to all Medicare beneficiaries. The mailing process will begin in April 2018.

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