Tag Archives: Change

CMS tweaks hospital wage index change in final rule

Dive Brief: CMS has finalized some proposed changes to the hospital wage index but is heeding some concerns from national groups like the American Hospital Association and Federation of American Hospitals that facilities in urban areas would be unfairly dinged in the original plan. The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule released late Friday will… Read More »

Members Move Medicine: A compassionate agent of change – American Medical Association

The AMA “Members Move Medicine” series profiles a wide variety of doctors, offering a glimpse into the passions of women and men navigating new courses in American medicine. On the move with: Nigel Girgrah, MD, a transplant hepatologist and medical director of the Ochsner Health System Multi-Organ Transplant Institute. AMA member since: 2018. What inspired… Read More »

Who gets to decide when a 14-year-old wants to change gender? The child, the hospital, the battling parents?

In many ways, Max is a typical 14-year-old. He eschews soft music in favour of rock and heavy metal, likes to wear hoodies, giggles when he’s nervous and has a flair for drawing animals. He can be opinionated and sarcastic one moment, shy and withdrawn the next. His insecurities, however, run deeper than run-of-the-mill teenaged… Read More »

Change Healthcare and Health Fidelity partner for greater risk adjustment accuracy

Change Healthcare has announced it is collaborating with Health Fidelity on a risk adjustment solution to provider greater accuracy for better compliance and more precise reimbursement. Health Fidelity’s natural language processing and machine learning technology is embedded into Change’s risk adjustment coding. This is aimed at helping Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare ACO programs, Affordable Care… Read More »