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“Finally Friday!” The Perils of Repeal, Replace, Reform… and a DNR

Friday, August 4 2017 The Perils of Repeal, Replace, Reform… and a DNR …Or… Why Can’t Congress focus on healthcare, and not politics? This is not a game, but Congress continues to act like it is. Why is that? Get … Continue reading

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“Finally Friday!” The Fate of the ACA, the AHCA & the BCRA

Friday, July 28 2017 The Fate of the ACA, the AHCA & the BCRA Or Something. Maybe. Ok, Maybe NOT. Oops. That’s what I get for planning to talk about something happening in Congress… Get the Details Finally Friday! Broadcasts … Continue reading

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“Finally Friday!” Diagnoses Matter More than Ever

FRIDAY March 10, 2017: Diagnoses Matter More than Ever or The Future of Outcomes in Congress & Medicine Get the Handouts Finally Friday! Broadcasts are Sponsored by The Health Law Partners, ZirMed, and The American College of Physician Advisors Ok, … Continue reading

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Slavitt to hang around in Washington

Andrew Slavitt intends to hang around Washington to try to resolve all the wars over the ACA, MACRA, etc. Continue reading

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Slavitt Offers Value-Based Care Steps Post MACRA Implementation

As CMS gets ready for MACRA implementation in the new year, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt urged healthcare and political leaders to carry on value-based care progress made under the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

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Slavitt optimistic about value-based care moving forward

With a government makeover in progress, many health reform initiatives enacted in the last several years now seem to be in danger. Shortly after Rep. Tom Price was selected as the top nomination for the next HHS Secretary, Forbes reported that the pick co Continue reading

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Consultant: Trump’s choice for HSS, CMS leadership spells trouble for hospitals

With Tom Price leading HHS and Seema Verma at the CMS helm, hospitals should brace for value-based pullback, problems accessing capital. Continue reading

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Via: Final Rule Clarifies Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayments

Section 6402 (a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), enacted March 23, 2010, established a new Section 1128J(d) of the Social Security Act (SSA)1 requiring a person who receives an overpayment to report and return the overpayment … Continue reading

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Will CMS Kill the 3-Night Rule?

The average number of days that patients spend in the hospital are gradually declining, due to various factors, including just plain better medicine, but in some cases this works against both providers and patients. The most obvious example is the … Continue reading

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