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1243 Articles Matching "medicare"

CMS revives Obama-era critical-access hospital rule

Jan 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS plans to finalize an Obama-era rulemaking that updates the standards that critical-access hospitals have to meet for Medicare reimbursement. The agency estimates that implementing the rule could cost the industry $773 million to $1.1...
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Hip fractures on the rise in older U.S. women

Jan 16, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - The incidence of hip fractures in older women in the U.S. is rising after more than a decade of decline, according to a large new study of Medicare recipients....
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UnitedHealthcare, Dexcom to launch CGM pilot for Medicare Advantage members

Jan 13, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
UnitedHealthcare and Dexcom announced today at CES in Las Vegas that they will collaborate on a pilot program to provide Dexcom CGMs to UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan...
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MedPAC votes 14-2 to junk MIPS, providers angered

Jan 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
An influential policy organization that advises Congress on Medicare issues has voted to repeal and replace MIPS under MACRA. Providers immediately criticized the move to end the program and what the panel wants to replace it...
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More Medicare ACOs will take on risk in 2018

Jan 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Of the 561 ACOs in the Medicare shared savings program this year, 101 are in a downside risk-based contract, up from 42 ACOs that were in such contracts in...
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CMS expands Medicare coverage of diabetes devices

Jan 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Medicare Part D plans now cover more innovative insulin-delivering products following a bipartisan push from members of Congress to expand that coverage. Some seniors had been delaying retirement or facing thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket...
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Azar touts PBMs to negotiate Part B drug prices during confirmation hearing

Jan 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
President Donald Trump's HHS secretary pick's past work in Medicare offers a window into how he could shape future...
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Trump's top health nominee Alex Azar says drug prices 'too high'

Jan 10, 2018 , CNBC Health
Azar would head the Health and Human Services Department, which oversees Medicare, Medicaid and...
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Maryland Gets OK From Feds To Extend Program Aimed At Reducing Medicare Costs

Jan 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The approval is critical to maintaining Maryland’s unique all-payer insurance model under which Medicare and private insurers pay the same rates for services at hospitals....
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Trump's pick to head HHS balks at having government negotiate drug prices

Jan 10, 2018 , CNBC Health
Alex Azar says he doesn't think drug price negotiations would bring Medicare costs...
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Conn. Lawmakers Restore Medicaid Program For Seniors, Disabled

Jan 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The special session vote adds back $54 million for a program that uses Medicaid funding to help low-income residents pay their Medicare premiums and other expenses. However, the governor is threatening to veto the bill. Also, Iowa's governor says savings from the Medicaid managed care program there are still substantial, even though they don't come close to what was promised, and South Dakota's program was able to shift some costs to the federal...
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HHS nominee Azar needs to come clean on Obamacare, Medicare in Senate hearings

Jan 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
Alex Azar will appear before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. Here's what he needs to tell voters....
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How Medicare Makes Rite Aid A Buyout Target

Jan 09, 2018 , Forbes
Rite Aid could become a buyout target of a larger insurance company, pharmacy benefit manager or medical care provider given the rampant healthcare...
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Half Of Hospitals In Conn., Del. Hit By Medicare’s Safety Penalties

Jan 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Seven states saw a third or more of their hospitals punished under the federal heath law’s campaign against hospital-acquired...
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Trump asked 'Why can't Medicare simply cover everybody?' before pushing Obamacare repeal

Jan 06, 2018 , CNBC Health
During a discussion about Obamacare with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Trump reportedly kept trying to talk about...
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Proposed MA Change Positive for Plans: Analysts

Jan 05, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 3—Proposed policy changes that were recently released for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans—coupled with expected rate increases—should boost those insurers, industry analysts...
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Medicare to cover new glucose monitor, giving Abbott an edge over rival Dexcom

Jan 05, 2018 , CNBC Health
Abbott's FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor received Medicare reimbursement, the company said Thursday....
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CMS to cover Abbott's glucose monitoring device

Jan 05, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories said on Thursday its newly launched glucose monitoring device would be covered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, expanding its usage to millions of diabetes patients in the United States....
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Medicare Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Increases Primary Care Workforce

Jan 04, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Report to Congress on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration has just been released documenting health care workforce gains addressing the nation's shortage of primary care. The $200 million initiative is the first to test whether Medicare fun......
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If you're tired of Medicare Advantage, now is the time to ditch

Jan 04, 2018 , CNBC Health
Two enrollment periods are now open for people who missed their initial signup or want to dump their Advantage...
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