From the Compliance Desk - 2/17/16

3-Day Waiver Rule on the way out? Long-Term Living Magazine | January 25, 2016

The initiative is contained in one of four models being tested by CMS, mirroring the agency’s application of the policy in its Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative and Accountable Care Organization programs. Read more

ACOs thwarted by lack of interoperability Long-Term Living Magazine | January 27, 2016 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are designed to improve care quality and reduce costs by synchronizing the efforts of all players in the care delivery chain and sharing responsibility for quality outcomes. Read more

Proppsed CMS rule encourages analysis, sharing of medical-claims data Modern Healthcare | January 29, 2016 Some medical data miners may soon be allowed to share and sell Medicare and private-sector medical-claims data, as well as analyses of that data, under proposed regulations the CMS issued Friday. Read more

Court orders review of Medicare appeals backlog McKnight’s | February 10, 2016 The Department of Health and Human Services may be ordered by a court to step up efforts to curb its Medicare provider appeals backlog. Read more