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CMS: Health care spending growth slowed in 2017

Dec 08, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
As health care spending growth slowed to 3.9%, retail prescription drug spending growth fell to 0.4% — the lowest it's been since 2012, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. Read More...
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4 Things To Think About Regarding Healthcare As You Approach Retirement

Dec 08, 2018 , Forbes
Healthcare is a huge expense plaguing Americans today. As you approach retirement, life expectancy, medicare limitations and rising medical costs are all things to...
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Physician fee schedule reform needed to bridge primary-care gap

Dec 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
To the dismay of many policy experts and entities like the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, updates to the fee schedule have benefited procedure-oriented specialties at the expense of primary-care...
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Hospitals Sue over $380 Million OPPS Cut

Dec 07, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Dec. 5—Several hospitals and advocacy groups filed suit this week to stop a finalized Medicare payment change that would cut 2019 outpatient payments by an estimated $380 million....
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U.S. healthcare spending growth slows for second year in a row

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
Healthcare spending growth in the United States slowed for the second year in a row in 2017, mainly due to slower spending growth for hospital care, physician and clinical services as well as retail prescription drugs, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services....
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J&J unit to pay $360 million to U.S. to resolve charity kickback probe

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
A Johnson & Johnson unit will pay the U.S. government $360 million to resolve an investigation into its financial support of a charity that helped Medicare patients cover out-of-pocket drug costs, the Justice Department said on Thursday....
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State Highlights: Columbia University Sued Over Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Gynecologist; Three Of Four Nursing Homes In Georgia Have Received Penalties From Medicare

Dec 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New York, Georgia, Texas, Minnesota, Utah, California and Tennessee....
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Big changes are coming to Medicare reimbursement for connected health

Dec 06, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
At HIMSS19, ACT | The App Association's Brian Scarpelli will lay out the details of what he calls a "sea change" in CMS' policy toward remote patient...
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Tenet Healthcare finally sheds its health insurance business

Dec 05, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Tenet Healthcare Corp. sold its small Medicare Advantage plan serving California seniors—marking the Dallas-based hospital system's exit from the health insurance business, first announced in...
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Medicare Advantage provider directories still riddled with errors

Dec 05, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS found Medicare Advantage plans' provider directories have widespread inaccuracies for the third year in a row, which could lead to fines for the...
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Azar: Drive for site-neutral payment system will continue

Dec 05, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The HHS secretary on Tuesday expounded on the Trump administration's vision to overhaul Medicare...
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Not-for-profit hospital expenses will continue to outpace revenue in 2019

Dec 04, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Moody's maintained its negative outlook on the not-for-profit hospital sector as weak volume trends, reimbursement compression, more Medicare patients and growing bad-debt loads will limit revenue...
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Fewer hospitals earning Medicare bonuses under value-based purchasing

Dec 04, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
About 55% of hospitals earned Medicare incentive payments in 2019 under the Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program, slightly fewer than in fiscal 2018 when 57% of the hospitals did, or just under...
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Viewpoints: Even With Gene-Edited Babies, There’s Always A Tradeoff; Democrats Need To Weigh Pros, Cons Of Medicare For All

Dec 04, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these and other health care...
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Medicare orders more weekend inspections at thinly staffed nursing homes

Dec 04, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Nursing homes with lower-than-average weekend staffing will face more frequent weekend inspections by state survey agencies checking up on quality of care and resident safety, the CMS...
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Feds Order More Weekend Inspections Of Nursing Homes To Catch Understaffing

Dec 01, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Medicare instructs inspectors to look for staffing inadequacies in homes that report suspiciously low numbers of registered nurses and weekend...
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Your Rights in the Emergency Room

Dec 01, 2018 , RxList
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, or EMTALA, guarantees a certain level of medical care to anyone who comes to an emergency department that accepts payments from Medicare or...
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Look-Up: Medicare’s Bonuses And Penalties For Nursing Homes Near You

Dec 01, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The federal government is issuing bonuses and penalties to skilled nursing facilities based on how often their patients are readmitted to hospitals within a month of being...
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Express Scripts' Miller says Washington at incredible moment on drug pricing

Nov 30, 2018 , CNBC Health
This week the Trump administration proposed allowing Medicare Part D pharmacy drug plans to be more selective on branded drugs from what are known as the six special therapeutic classes, which include cancer treatments and H-I-V antiviral...
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Dec. 3-7: Hospitals Expected to Face Growing Margin Pressure

Nov 30, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 29—Policymakers in Washington, D.C., next week will focus on hospitals' Medicare margins, as one rating agency warns government- and consumer-driven margin pressure will increase....
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