The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has released an "at a glance" infographic on Community Health Centers which includes interesting statistics on the patient base utilizing CHC's. It should be interesting to watch how the percentages of patients that are "uninsured" or on "Medicaid" change with the progression of the Affordable Care Act. Your thoughts are welcome in the comments section.You can find the entire infographic at the NACHC site HERE.
"It looks like the AMA really wants to work constructively to reduces costs and burdens for physicians. Now let's see if the same holds true for other ICD-10 opponents."Read the full article at ICD10Watch.com.
"The sequester is negatively impacting reimbursement rates, especially in oncology, and cuts and pending future cuts in Medicare and Medicaidreimbursements are forcing organizations to reevaluate patient population mix as well as operational efficiencies."Another big issue is of course ICD-10 adoption. With the October 2014 adoption date now only 17 months away, healthcare entities of all types (provider, hospital, payer) are having to evaluate clinical and revenue cycle processes in order to prepare and modify software, processes, and documentation. Many experts are now calling for organizations to build up a sizable cash reserve and accelerate current collections flows to prepare for an expected slow-down in payments as well as possible increased denials post-adoption due to both...
The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will provide health care access to many people living with HIV/AIDS. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have released a bulletin detailing the opportunity to coordinate care between Medicaid and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Read the full bulletin here - http://bit.ly/17OFq8I