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Guidance Released on New Lobbying Disclosure Requirements

December 20, 2007

The guidance offers insights about complying with the new Lobbying Disclosure Act \(LDA\) requirements, using hypotheticals to illustrate how lobbyists and organizations, such as hospitals and hospital associations, that employ or otherwise engage lobbyists might meet the requirements of the LDA. Learn More

Hospital Quality Reporting Roadmap for 2008

December 19, 2007

This advisory provides details on the upcoming CMS measures for data collection or public reporting in 2008. Learn More

HHS Reports on Value-based Purchasing

December 05, 2007

The Department of Health and Human Services \(HHS\) recently released its report to Congress on value-based purchasing. Learn More

Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors \(RACs\): An Update on Recent Activities

December 04, 2007

The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor \(RAC\) program is authorized by Congress to identify improper Medicare payments - both overpayments and underpayments. RACs are paid on a contingency fee basis, receiving a percentage of the improper payments they identify and collect. RACs currently operate in five states, and current law requires the CMS to expand the program nationwide by 2010. Learn More

Medicare Outpatient PPS/ASC: The Final Rule for 2008

November 28, 2007

On November 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services \(CMS\) released the outpatient prospective payment system \(OPPS\) final rule for calendar year 2008. Learn More

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