Tag Archives: Medicaid

BCBS & Never Events

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) announced on February 26,  2010 that all 39 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies established a payment policy that prohibits reimbursement to contracted acute care hospitals for hospital acquired conditions or “never events” “ serious events or medical errors that are clearly identifiable and preventable. The Blues […]

CMS & Never Events

In July of 2008, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued State Medicaid Director Letter #08-004 to provide guidance related to coordination of State Medicaid payment policies with policies recently adopted by the Medicare program. This is needed when hospital providers bill for selected hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). Prompted by the 2002 & 2006 […]