1494 Articles Matching "medicare"

New Medicare funding model for nurse training could fill gaps in care

Jun 22, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Nurse practitioners provide an increasing proportion of primary care, but how Medicare pays for nurse training is based on formulas that predate the existence of most advanced practice...
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New Medicare Model Produces Expert Nurses To Address Shortage Of Primary Care

Jun 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are providing an increasing proportion of primary care, which is in short supply in many areas of the country. NPs deliver quality care in retail clinics, community health centers, rural clinics, and in primary care and specialty medical practices. In an article published i......
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Trump Administration to Replace Value-Based Payment Goal

Jun 22, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
June 20—Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar II has rejected the Obama administration’s goal of shifting 50 percent of Medicare payments to value-based payment models by the end of 2018.  ...
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Walgreens, Humana to provide expanded clinical services, support to Kansas City seniors

Jun 21, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Walgreens and Humana announced on Tuesday that they are teaming up to provide easier access to primary care and other services for seniors in Kansas City, Mo. The collaboration will establish a senior-focused neighborhood approach to health that brings together primary care, pharmacy, in-person health plan support and other services for Medicare beneficiaries. Read More...
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CMS asks Congress to help improve care for dual eligibles

Jun 21, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS has submitted a series of legislative ideas to Congress they say would better coordinate care for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. These beneficiaries tend to be sicker and more expensive to...
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AMA Says Regulators Should Block CVS-Aetna Deal

Jun 20, 2018 , Forbes
The American Medical Association said regulators should block the CVS-Aetna merger, saying it would lead to higher health costs and too much control over seniors' Medicare drug...
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Medicare readmissions program not causing observation stay spike

Jun 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
MedPAC found that a CMS program to reduce hospital readmissions didn't cause a spike in observation stays. The report is in response to research that showed hospitals would put people in observation status to avoid...
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Hospital Concerns Push CMS Time Out on Star Ratings

Jun 16, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
June 15—The stars and the data didn’t align for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which said this week that it was postponing its scheduled July update to the agency’s star ratings for some 4,000 hospitals nationwide....
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Research Roundup: Medicaid; Infections; And Medicare

Jun 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and...
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Are MACRA Changes Coming?

Jun 15, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
June 13—The growing criticism of Medicare’s new physician payment system has produced calls for Congress to overhaul it. And some policy experts expect changes....
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Perspectives: Heed Warning Signs About Dire Implications For Medicare

Jun 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on the shrinking of funding for Medicare and Social...
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A New Congressional Proposal For A Medicare Long-Term Care Insurance Benefit

Jun 14, 2018 , Forbes
Rep Frank Pallone (D-NJ) is designing a new Medicare long-term care insurance benefit. The framework, public catastrophic long-term care insurance, has the support of many experts. But how will Pallone pay for...
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CMS relents, opens up smartphone-connected CGMs for reimbursement

Jun 14, 2018 (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will reverse a longstanding unpopular position on reimbursement for smartphone-connected continuous glucose monitors, CMS announced...
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A Health Care Headache: Families Getting Stuck With Astronomical Bills From Life-Saving Helicopter Flights

Jun 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Private firms are sticking families with bills for tens of thousands of dollars because insurers will only pay the same amount that Medicare will -- and that doesn't cover the businesses expenses....
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Parsing Policy: Stop Ignoring Impending Funding Shortfalls For Medicare; New Birth Control Rules Defy Majority Of Women’s Needs

Jun 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages look at these and other health...
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99 Percent of Physicians Who Seek APM Bonus Qualify for It

Jun 09, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
June 8—Ninety-nine percent of the 100,000 physicians who applied for the advanced alternative payment model bonus in the first available year qualified for it, according to a Medicare executive....
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New federal law could spur Medicare Advantage plans to avoid enrolling sick beneficiaries

Jun 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A new analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine found insurers may not offer a set of new benefits outlined in the Chronic Care Act to avoid chronically ill patients from joining their Medicare Advantage...
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White House officials call for ACO rule changes

Jun 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Accountable care organizations are failing to meet their promise to save Medicare money, and regulations governing the model need to change, according to senior White House...
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Different Takes: When Good-Enough Medicaid Care Is Really Bad; Medicare Marches Closer To Fiscal Flop

Jun 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers look at health policies and potential pitfalls they...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Health Care Politics, Midterm Edition

Jun 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call discuss how Medicare, Medicaid and the fate of the Affordable Care Act are playing out in the politics of the coming midterm elections. Plus, Rovner interviews Matt Eyles, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans....
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