Ingenix today announced the launch of “The Leary Report on PPS,” an interactive blog designed to help facilitate discussions about the important changes taking place in Medicare reimbursement.
“The Leary Report on PPS” is dedicated to discussing Prospective Payment System (PPS) issues, intially focusing on the severity-adjusted reimbursement changes proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS intends to implement a new method for classifying patients for inpatient reimbursement based on a severity-adjusted DRG model that will modify CMS’ existing Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), allowing Medicare to pay hospitals for inpatient services based on the severity of a patient’s condition.
“The industry’s input is needed because CMS has yet to finalize many details of its severity-adjustment system,” said Robert J. Leary, vice president of Ingenix. ” ‘The Leary Report on PPS’ provides a dedicated forum where industry professionals can collaborate among peers, evaluate alternative ideas and formulate feedback that will help CMS shape the final details governing how hospitals and other organizations are paid for services.”
The above is the “press release” I got a while ago. I just checked the blog and it hasn’t been updated since October 9, 2006. All I can say is that it isn’t easy to keep a good blog going. It takes commitment and passion. I will say that it is a good idea to interact in a community of bloggers. HITSphere is the best one I know for Healthcare IT bloggers.
On a personal note, my wife is due with our second child on Wednesday. Don’t be surprised if I’m not on here for a while.