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.

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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New Medicare Card: New Numbers Are Confidential

CMS is mailing new Medicare cards with new Medicare numbers (known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs) to people newly enrolling in Medicare. People who already have Medicare coverage will receive their cards on a flow basis. The MBI is protected health information. Protect the MBI and only share it for...

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