The CMS has suggested major revisions to its implantable cardiac devices coverage policy to give patients faster access to the treatments. The reimbursement policies haven't been updated since 2005.
With net neutrality on the verge of repeal, some healthcare experts worry the industry, and especially rural organizations, will struggle with the policy changes.
MACRA's approach to reimbursing physicians is here, but many doctors and administrators are still trying to get a handle on how it works. Read on for tips on how to deal with this major change to the Medicare payment system.
The CMS has expanded an experiment that pays rural hospitals the actual cost of care versus standard Medicare rates. Executives say the funds are key to ensure quality care.
Fewer people are uninsured in states that set up their own Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges than in states that use HealthCare.gov, data from the CDC shows.
Starting in 2019, insurers in 15 more states will be able to participate in Medicare Advantage's value-based insurance design program. Plans encourage the use of high-value clinical services among chronically ill patients by lowering or eliminating cost-sharing.
Mayo Clinic doubles operating income in third quarter, giving ammo to critics of rural hospital cuts
While Mayo Clinic's financials improved, it has endured harsh criticism from residents and public officials of Albert Lea, Minn., who decry Mayo's decision to strip services from the rural community's hospital.
On Black Friday, telemedicine visits soar. And they've been increasing year-round. But they've yet to truly take off, as they're held back by old reimbursement models.
Megan Frost founded a company that has created nitric-oxide-infused bandages and wound dressings to greatly reduce the risk of infection, especially in patients post-surgery.
The CMS is working on a new online resource that will make it easier for providers to figure out which quality measures are under development.
Establishing an alternative continuous coverage mechanism could soften the coverage losses from repealing the ACA's individual mandate as part of the GOP tax cut bill. But so far politics has gotten in the way of considering that.
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