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CMS offers holiday sale on audit appeals
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In a pre-Labor Day weekend bid to lower its backlog of contentious payment disputes, the CMS late Friday offered to pay hospitals 68% of all medical claims appealed by the service providers after having been rejected by outside auditors.
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Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp proves promising in primate study
By Associated Press | August 30, 2014
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa—once more of it can be made.
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New Novartis heart disease drug shows big promise in study
By Associated Press | August 30, 2014
A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade—a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20%.
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Federal judge strikes down Texas abortion clinic restrictions
By Associated Press | August 30, 2014
Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
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More Medicare star ratings coming soon—unless providers can put the brakes on
By Sabriya Rice | August 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospital groups and dialysis and home care providers are warning that a five-star rating system the CMS plans to apply to them as early as this fall is more likely to confuse consumers than help them meaningfully compare providers' quality and safety.
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CMS finalizes EHR meaningful-use rule, adds some flexibility
By Darius Tahir | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS late Friday finalized a rule allowing hospitals and eligible professionals more flexibility in how they meet meaningful-use requirements for the electronic health-record incentive program. The agency had first proposed the idea in a May draft rule. Friday's final rule left the May proposal...
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Providence agrees to lift Catholic restrictions at new clinic
By Harris Meyer | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Responding to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Providence Health & Services has agreed to modify the provisions of a partnership agreement with Washington State University to lift restrictions on healthcare services that are contrary to Catholic religious doctrine at a new teaching...
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Pennsylvania to expand Medicaid, but with strings attached
By Virgil Dickson | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Medicaid agreement between the Obama administration and Gov. Tom Corbett will extend coverage to more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, but advocates for the state's low-income residents continue to express concern over some of concessions the CMS made to get another Republican-led state to expand...
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Healthcare outsiders fuel digital health startups
By Darius Tahir | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A gold rush inevitably lures outsiders, and digital health is no different. People with tech talent but little to no healthcare experience are encamping in the booming sector.
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Healthcare associations wary of CMS policy and payment changes
By Andis Robeznieks | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Comments due Tuesday on the proposed 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule are likely to include a range of concerns from healthcare groups, from reporting and documentation requirements to that annual provider wish, repeal of the Medicare sustainable growth-rate physician payment formula.
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