7 08, 2020

August Journal Club: Hip and Knee

By |2020-08-07T13:44:53+00:00August 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Journal Club will take place from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020.   All registrants will receive Zoom invitations the day of Journal Club. Click here to register. Our topics will include: Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Infection Hip Offset Management of the Bone Loss Periarticular Needle-Based Therapy Sagittal Spinal Deformity

27 04, 2020

CMS Reevaluates Accelerated Payment Program and Suspends Advance Payment Program

By |2020-06-01T06:47:08+00:00April 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

On April 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is reevaluating the amounts that will be paid under its Accelerated Payment Program and suspending its Advance Payment Program to Part B suppliers effective immediately. The agency made this announcement following the successful payment of over $100 billion to health care providers and suppliers through these programs and in light of the $175 billion recently appropriated for health care provider relief payments. CMS had [...]

20 04, 2020

CMS Issues Recommendations to Re-Open Health Care Systems in Areas with Low Incidence of COVID-19

By |2020-04-20T19:01:27+00:00April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues new recommendations specifically targeted to communities that are in Phase 1 of the Guidelines for President Trump’s Opening Up America Again with low incidence or relatively low and stable incidence of COVID-19 cases. The recommendations update earlier guidance provided by CMS on limiting non-essential surgeries and medical procedures. The new CMS guidelines recommend a gradual transition and encourage health care providers to coordinate with local and state public health [...]

15 04, 2020

CMS Special Edition: April 15, 2020

By |2020-04-15T18:41:54+00:00April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

COVID-19: Reprocessing Hospital Claims, Essential Diagnostic Services, Non-Invasive Ventilators IPPS Hospitals, LTCHs: Reprocessing Claims for CARES Act Trump Administration Announces Expanded Coverage for Essential Diagnostic Services Amid COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Removal of Non-Invasive Ventilator Product Category from DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program IPPS Hospitals, LTCHs: Reprocessing Claims for CARES Act CMS is implementing changes to increase payments to Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) hospitals and Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) under Sections 3710 and 3711 of the Coronavirus Aid, [...]

13 04, 2020

Trump Administration Announces Expanded Coverage for Essential Diagnostic Services Amid COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

By |2020-04-13T20:30:39+00:00April 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Agencies Implement Legislation Guaranteeing Coverage of COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing, Including Antibody Testing, and Certain Related Services without Cost Sharing for Enrollees in Private Health Coverage The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), together with the Departments of Labor and the Treasury, issued guidance today to ensure Americans with private health insurance have coverage of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic testing and certain other related services, including antibody testing, at no cost.  As part of the effort to [...]

11 04, 2020

WVOS April 15 Zoom Meeting on COVID-19

By |2020-04-11T17:16:05+00:00April 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Dr. Felix Cheung is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting with Dr. Kara Willenburg, and infectious disease specialist at Marshall University, and members of the West Virginia Orthopaedic Society (WVOS) on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Willenburg will give a brief update on local issues, and take a few questions. Following her remarks, WVOS members will share how they’re coping with COVID-19.  This shutdown has definitely impacted your practices and how you care for [...]

9 04, 2020

CMS NEWS ALERT: April 9, 2020 (COVID-19)

By |2020-04-09T22:31:31+00:00April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

NEWS ALERT April 9, 2020 Here is a summary of recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) actions taken in response to the COVID-19 virus, as part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19, click here www.coronavirus.gov. For information specific to CMS, please visit the CMS News Room and Current Emergencies Website. CMS updates these resources on an ongoing basis [...]

9 04, 2020

CMS Issues New Infection Control Guidance

By |2020-04-27T07:13:41+00:00April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

CMS Issues New Wave of Infection Control Guidance Based on CDC Guidelines to Protect Patients and Healthcare Workers from COVID-19 Guidance will aid clinicians in various healthcare settings to prevent and mitigate the spread  Under the leadership of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a series of updated guidance documents focused on infection control to prevent the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a variety of inpatient and outpatient care [...]

8 04, 2020

County Health Department Orders

By |2020-04-08T16:58:52+00:00April 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Harrison County BEFORE THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF HARRISON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA and THE HARRISON-CLARKSBURG BOARD OF HEALTH   As directed by the Governor of the State of West Virginia, the Harrison-Clarksburg Board of Health, on this Sixth day of April, 2020, makes the following FINDINGS and ORDER:                                          . Whereas, a National Emergency as well as a State of Emergency has been declared because of the COVID- 19 pandemic, and; Whereas, the Harrison-Clarksburg Board of Health has concluded that [...]

14 05, 2018

May 14, 2018 | Today’s News

By |2018-05-18T16:05:46+00:00May 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Today's Top Story Hospital consolidation linked to increase in healthcare pricing According to a report from the nonprofit Health Care Pricing Project, hospital consolidation is often linked to an increase in healthcare pricing, while concentrated insurance markets are associated with lower prices and increased provider risk. The authors reviewed insurance claims data covering 28 percent of individuals with employer-sponsored health insurance in the United States. They found that healthcare spending per privately insured beneficiary differed by a [...]