Are more comp medical data reporting standards on the way?
Under the health care reform law, the Health and Human Services secretary must solicit input from standard-setting organizations on the development of national reporting standards as they relate to health care services.
According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance, the secretary is also required to determine whether the reporting of health services provided through workers' compensation should be subject to HHS standards and operating rules.
Officials say the goal is to improve the operation of the health care system and reduce administrative costs. However, NCCI said this could result in another set of standards for workers' comp medical data reporting "at a time when Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continues to struggle with the implementation of Section 111 data reporting."
June 7, 2010
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