Virgil Dickson

Bureau Chief / Washington

Virgil Dickson reports from Washington on the federal regulatory agencies. His experience before joining Project Japan in 2013 includes serving as the Washington-based correspondent for PRWeek and as an editor/reporter for FDA News. Dickson earned a bachelor's degree from DePaul University in 2007.

CMS made error when calculating MIPS payments

September 21, 2018

The CMS is telling providers it made a mistake when processing payments under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. It's urging doctors to check their performance and reach out to the agency if they think a mistake was made.

Medicare hospice payment model fails its first year

September 20, 2018

A Medicare model aimed at patients who wanted hospice as well as curative care did not do well in its first year because hospice providers fled the program and doctors were not interested in participating.

RACs seek to regain reviewing privileges for Medicare claims

September 19, 2018

Recovery audit contractors recouped more than $400 million in improper Medicare payments in fiscal 2016 and are now urging Congress to increase their ability to review more claims. But Hospitals want to further reduce the amount of claims RACs review.


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