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1874 Articles Matching "medicare"

Azar says drug price model has already changed the market

Jan 16, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said a proposal to tie prices for certain Medicare drugs to lower prices paid overseas is already paying dividends even though it hasn't formally been introduced...
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CJR Program Achieves Savings over 2 Years

Jan 16, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 14—Medicare’s first mandatory bundled payment program succeeded in obtaining some savings in its first two years, according to new research....
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House Dems Open Investigation Into Pharma’s Drug Pricing Strategies, Calling The Probe One Of The Broadest In Decades

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings sent letters to drugmakers requesting detailed information about their pricing practices, focusing on drugs that are the costliest to Medicare Part D as well as drugs that have had the largest increases over a five-year period. The move is just the latest in a flurry of legislation and congressional action taken on the topic of high drug prices this year....
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DMC to add 79 Medicare-funded medical residency slots

Jan 15, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Unlike other major hospitals in Southeast Michigan that self-fund dozens of medical residents and fellows, all 79 residents are expected to be funded by the CMS because Detroit Medical Center has room under its federal resident reimbursement...
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What's New For Medicare In 2019?

Jan 15, 2019 , Forbes
A rundown of changes in premiums, deductibles and coverage for Medicare...
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Medicare changes could have some patients paying more for drugs

Jan 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A proposed shift in Medicare coverage for medicines administered by doctors may help reduce total drug spending, but a new study suggests it may also lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for some patients....
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Supreme Court gears up to review Medicare DSH formula

Jan 15, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
HHS and hospitals will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court this week over whether HHS violated the law when it recalculated the Medicare DSH payment formula without seeking public...
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Viewpoints: ‘Medicare For All’ Would Lead To Inferior Care, Not To Mention Outrageous Costs; Trump’s Wildfire Tweet Shows How Cold He Really Is

Jan 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
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Cigna Plans Broader Medicare Advantage Offerings

Jan 11, 2019 , Forbes
Cigna CEO David Cordani plans to broaden the health insurer’s Medicare Advantage offerings to...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders says 'we will end' Big Pharma 'greed' in legislative push to cut drug prices

Jan 11, 2019 , CNBC Health
The bills, led by Sanders and Reps. Elijah Cummings and Ro Khanna, would permit Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to negotiate lower prices for drugs under Medicare Part D, the federal program for prescription drug...
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Jan. 14-18: Focus Falls on Medicare Finances

Jan 11, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 10—As Congress’s primary Medicare advisory panel meets next week to recommend 2020 payment rates, new research has identified a leading cost challenge in the program. ...
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Readmissions Penalty Program May Be Having Little Effect

Jan 11, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 9—Medicare’s $500 million readmissions penalty program may have cut readmissions by only half as much as the half-million that previously was estimated—or not cut them at all, according to new research....
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Viewpoints: Get Serious, Ditch Talk About Rights And Privilege When It Comes To ‘Medicare For All’; Check Out How Long Canadians Wait For Special Treatment

Jan 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
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Different Takes: California’s Taking Steps Toward A Single-Payer System; Best Way Forward Is ‘Medicare For All’

Jan 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in about the single-payer...
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CMS grants ACOs easier access to SNF waivers

Jan 09, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS will give Medicare ACOs that take financial risk expanded access to waivers of the three-day inpatient stay rule for coverage of skilled-nursing facility...
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Q&A: ACO Executive Expects Impacts from New Rules

Jan 09, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 7—HFMA recently talked with the leader of one of the largest accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) about impacts she and other ACO leaders expect from the recently issued 2019 final rules for the program. Early industry reaction to the changes was mixed....
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Viewpoints: Blame Lobbies For Failure Of U.S. Health Care; Don’t Join The Charade Supporting ‘Medicare For All’

Jan 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
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Not Fake News! A Trump Administration Rule Models Government Civility

Jan 07, 2019 , Forbes
A little-unnoticed Trump administration regulation offers quiet evidence that bipartisan civility in government is possible. Despite involving Obamacare, millions of Medicare beneficiaries and $100 billion in federal spending, ideological fireworks were absent. Three lessons suggest...
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Jan. 7-11: Providers Mull ACO Regulatory Changes Ahead of Deadlines

Jan 05, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 3—An overhaul of Medicare’s main accountable care organization (ACO) program was finalized in mid-December, and many providers looking to join or continue participating will be required to begin the process this month....
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Viewpoints: Progressives Don’t Have A Clue About True Costs Of Medicare-For-All; Time To Stop Foodborne Illnesses, Right?

Jan 05, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
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