Sen. Bernie Sanders, who defeated Hillary Clinton by nearly 19 points in the state's Democratic caucus, has endorsed and campaigned for the measure. But a September poll suggested just 27% of voters were likely to support it.
The CMS has temporarily stopped accepting new proposals from health insurance companies seeking to enroll their commercial or Medicaid patients automatically into their Medicare Advantage plans.
A list of the 742 most frequently billed Medicare DRGs, ranked by 2014 Medicare patient discharges. Source: CMS, Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data, 2014. A shorter list was published in Modern Healthcare magazine Oct. 17, 2016 p. 34.
Many measurement programs currently in use—and others being developed—do not differentiate complexity of patient conditions nor account for their settings of care, which results in inaccurate reports on value, says Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy.
Cigna Corp. will end a requirement that prevented providers from prescribing treatments for patients with opioid addiction without prior authorization.
Starting next year, eight of the 32 states that have expanded Medicaid plan to use provider taxes or fees to fund all or part of the states' share of the cost of Medicaid expansion. The federal match begins to drop next year.
Let's take a closer look at the nonsense spouted by Fox News moderator Chris Wallace on the state of our “entitlements,” which I prefer to call retirement benefits after a lifetime of hard work and paying taxes. Medicare, Wallace said, “is going to run out of money in the 2020s...
The websites of EHR software providers Athenahealth and Allscripts were down for some parts of the country Friday during the same time hackers launched an attack against the servers of Dyn, a major Domain Name System host.
Hospitals need new ways to engage and monitor patients after a stay because they face financial penalties for excess readmissions within 30 days after discharge. Yet it's often far down on their to-do list.
MACRA will fuel demand for the services of a burgeoning crop of vendors that specialize in helping providers collect, analyze and report performance data.
Dr. Rebecca Parker, 47, begins a one-year term as president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the 38,000-member association representing emergency medicine.
Anxiety is rippling through the healthcare industry as the initial reporting period for Medicare's new payment system for physicians fast approaches. Modern Healthcare's latest CEO Power Panel survey reveals leaders are bracing for uncertainties and challenges generated by MACRA.