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1789 Articles Matching "medicare"

Medicare Costs Drop As Humana Shifts Doctors To Value-Based Models

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
Medical costs were 15.6% lower for seniors enrolled in Humana Medicare Advantage plans that paid physicians via value-based models last year, the insurer...
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States may now broaden mental health treatment under Medicaid

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday....
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COPD Patients Rarely Receive Pulmonary Rehabilitation Despite Its Health Benefits

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Only a tiny fraction of patients hospitalized for COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, participate in a pulmonary rehabilitation program following hospitalization, even though such programs are recommended and Medicare covers their cost, according to new research published online in the A......
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Medicare To Test Out Philosophy That Simple Help In Patients’ Homes Can Have Meaningful Impact On Well-Being

Nov 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Medicare Advantage plans to offer a host of new benefits next year, such as transportation to medical appointments, home-delivered meals, wheelchair ramps, bathroom grab bars and air conditioners for asthma...
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Nearly all MIPS clinicians score bonuses for year 1

Nov 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Of the more than 1 million eligible clinicians who participated in MIPS in 2017, 93% will receive a bonus on each of their Medicare Part B claims beginning Jan. 1, 2019. About 5% of clinicians will receive a penalty as high as 4% on their...
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Hospitals Hit By 340B and Site-Neutral Medicare Cuts in New Rule

Nov 07, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 5—Medicare pay cuts included in a new payment rule will affect the federal discount drug program and off-campus provider-based departments (PBDs)....
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FTC gets 'Trumpcare' health plan shut down

Nov 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A federal judge temporarily shut down a South Florida-based operation called Simple Health Plans that allegedly collected more than $100 million from tens of thousands of consumers for plans dubbed Trumpcare and...
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It’s Almost Time To Vote … Experts Opine About How It’s All Played Out, What Could Happen Next

Nov 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Polls will open for the midterm elections in less than 24 hours. Already there's an effort to look at how the health care debate has unfolded -- fact-checking statements, measuring what people understand about catch phrases such as Medicare-for-all, handicapping what might happen to Obamacare if the GOP retains control of the House and Senate, and predicting how the health care sector might come out in the end....
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Northeast Ohio hospitals see benefits from CMS oncology model

Nov 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospitals in Northeast Ohio are seeing improvements through the CMS' Oncology Care Model, which aims to provide higher-quality, more highly coordinated care to Medicare cancer...
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Medicare for All PAC endorses only seven House Democrat candidates

Nov 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The new political action committee organized to promote a single-payer healthcare platform endorsed fewer than 10 Democratic House...
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More Oversight Needed To Avoid Dangerous Nursing Home Situations During Disasters, Senate Inquiry Finds

Nov 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Senate report says that state and federal officials must do more to improve safety at nursing homes, while the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services argues that new rules help clarify emergency procedures. In other nursing home news, Synergy Health Centers announces that it will close two of its 10 Massachusetts...
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Mixed News in Physician Payment Final Rule

Nov 06, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 2—Leading physician advocacy groups are celebrating some provisions in the final rule issued by Medicare this week. But other components could cause problems....
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Trump Plans to Lower Medicare Part D Prices, Not Just Part B

Nov 02, 2018 , RxList
The Trump administration is preparing to unveil a proposal for lower prices for the Medicare Part D pharmacy benefit. This would follow last week's release of an outline for a test of a new Medicare Part B approach to paying for drugs administered by...
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CMS finalizes rule for remote patient monitoring reimbursement under Medicare

Nov 02, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
CMS Administrator Seema Verma said that the remote monitoring change and others would promote care innovation and reduce provider...
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Trump Plans to Lower Medicare Part D Prices

Nov 02, 2018 , eMedicine Health
Trump Plans to Lower Medicare Part D Prices, Not Just Part...
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CMS overhauls Medicare billing standards, telehealth standards

Nov 02, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS is moving forward with plans to pay doctors for telehealth visits as it overhauls a set of Medicare billing standards that haven't been changed in...
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HHS must wipe out Medicare backlog by 2022, judge orders

Nov 02, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A federal judge ordered HHS to eliminate its Medicare appeals backlog by 2022, giving them nearly two more years to catch up. The judge refused to reduce hospitals' interest rates on outstanding appealed...
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White House Revising Controversial Proposal On Birth Control Coverage

Nov 01, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Affordable Care Act requires health plans to provide preventive care at no charge, and the Obama administration included contraception services in that category. The Trump administration says employers should be allowed to opt out if they have religious or moral objections. Other administration news includes efforts to claw back overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans and the defense of the president's plan on drug...
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U.S. Health Official Posts Controversial Halloween 'Medicare For All' Tweet

Nov 01, 2018 , Forbes
On Halloween, head of CMS, Seema Verma, took to Twitter to share her thoughts to take a Trumpesque swipe at Bernie Sanders “Medicare For All” campaign. While members of Trump’s Administration use Twitter as a forum to share opinions about adversaries all the time, this was a surprising...
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Anthem's Shift From Obamacare To Medicare Increases Profits

Nov 01, 2018 , Forbes
Anthem's decision to stop selling Obamacare helped boost third quarter profits by 29%, the insurer...
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