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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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Medicare Bundled Payments for Orthopedic and Cardiac Care to Proceed, HHS Says

A final rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that establishes several cardiac and orthopedic bundled-payment models under Medicare was recently delayed; however, recent reports clarified that the launch date of the bundled-payment mod Continue reading

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Price Poised To Protect Doctors’ Interests At HHS

In picking Tom Price to be secretary of Health and Human Services, Donald Trump has chosen an orthopedic surgeon who in his congressional career, has loyally promoted the interests of the medical profession — its freedom and importantly, its financial int 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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HHS Warns of Phishing Attempt Disguised as Audit Communication

It has come to our attention that a phishing email is being circulated on mock HHS Departmental letterhead under the signature of OCR’s Director, Jocelyn Samuels. Continue reading

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Important Next Step towards a Better, Smarter, Healthier Medicare: New Payment Models and Rewards for Better Care at Lower Cost

New payment models proposed today by HHS/CMS would reward hospitals that work together with physicians and other providers to avoid complications, prevent hospital readmissions, and speed recovery. Continue reading

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Elder Care Company Placed Thousands Of Seniors Into Nursing Homes To Defraud Medicare And Medicaid

The head of more than 30 assisted-living facilities in Florida has been charged for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of more than $1 billion over the last 14 years — the largest case of health care fraud ever handled by the U.S. Department of Justice. Continue reading

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