The Northern California Chapter of HFMA has Local, State and National Healthcare News and Information to share with our members. The contents are informational only but are noteworthy for those in healthcare. We hope you find this information of interest and helpful. Please select your category of interest from the list on the right.

Rural Hospital Systems and Baby Boomers

As A Majority of Baby Boomers Now Qualify for Medicare, the Issue of Being Reimbursed for Medicare Bad Debts Becomes More Significant.  Are You as A Healthcare Provider, Ready to Defend Your Share of Medicare Bad Debt Reimbursement During Audit? Baby Boomers reaching the age of 65 since 2012 are...

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7th Annual Vincent Acquisto Memorial Golf Tournament

Great drive at the 7th Annual Vincent Acquisto Memorial Golf Tournament on September 16, 2018 Under sunny, Sierra  skies, 32 golfers teed it up at the HFMA of Northern California’s 7th Annual Vincent Acquisto Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s event was held in conjuncture with the chapter’s annual Fall Conference...

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CMS Announces Agency’s First Rural Health Strategy

CMS Announces Agency’s First Rural Health Strategy Interagency effort seeks to improve access and quality of care for rural Americans Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the agency’s first Rural Health Strategy intended to provide a proactive approach on healthcare issues to ensure that the nearly...

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CMS Drives Patient-Centered Care over Paperwork in Proposals to Modernize Medicare and Reduce Burden

CMS Drives Patient-Centered Care over Paperwork in Proposals to Modernize Medicare and Reduce Burden Proposed rules would advance administrative burden reduction, Medicare modernization, and the Meaningful Measures Initiative Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed transformative changes to the payment systems for services furnished by a range...

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CMS Proposes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden

CMS Proposes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden Changes in Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System would advance price transparency and interoperability Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to empower patients through better access to hospital price information,...

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