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Sens. Tim Kaine, Michael Bennet introduce Medicare public option bill

Yet another bill aimed at providing alternative solutions to the problems plaguing the health insurance markets, this one would offer a Medicare-style public health insurance for people in rural areas with few insurance options. Continue reading

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Sens. Tim Kaine, Michael Bennet introduce Medicare public option bill

Yet another bill aimed at providing alternative solutions to the problems plaguing the health insurance markets, this one would offer a Medicare-style public health insurance for people in rural areas with few insurance options. Continue reading

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House Releases $4 Trillion Budget, Turns Medicare Into Voucher System, Huge Cuts

Republicans in the House released their budget plan on Tuesday, and it calls for tremendous cuts to food stamps and other social safety net programs, as well as turning Medicare into a voucher-like program Continue reading

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Certification of Compliance – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Health plans still must comply with HIPAA-mandated standards and operating rules for electronic transactions. Also, HHS retains the authority to review health plans for compliance. Continue reading

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Your Data is Showing: Is it the Real Story?

Some of the risks around bad data are simply the opposite of the benefits of good data. Other risks are more obscure. Continue reading

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With Health Care At Pivotal Crossroads, HHS Pick Could Signal What Path Trump Wants To Take

President Trump’s selection of a secretary of health and human services could be a turning point in a health care debate that has polarized Washington, as he faces a choice of working with Democrats to fix the current system or continuing his so-far faile Continue reading

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With Price out at HHS, talk turns to replacement candidates

By most accounts, the leading candidate is Seema Verma. Some of her actions at the CMS have alarmed the healthcare industry, including the decision to eliminate and scale back some mandatory bundled payment programs and her plan to seek a “new direction” Continue reading

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Heart Device Failure: Medicare Spent $1.5B Over 10 Years To Replace Defective Implants

Medicare paid at least $1.5 billion over a decade to replace seven types of defective heart devices, a government watchdog says. The devices apparently failed for thousands of senior patients. Continue reading

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MACRA, MIPS, and Advanced APMs: Time to Prepare

This article will review selected aspects of the proposed rule so clinicians can begin preparing for MIPS and Advanced APMs, which go into effect on January 1, 2017. The need to start preparing now is vital. Continue reading

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EHR optimization, pop health top CIOs’ investment wish list

About 80% percent of CIOs said their strategic role within the organization was growing, yet only half had a clear vision and strategy for advancing health IT, a new KPMG study finds. Continue reading

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