CMS needs to alert docs as it overhauls Medicare ID cards

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 22, 2017

As the CMS works to remove Social Security numbers from millions of Medicare ID cards, providers are calling on the agency to increase physician outreach efforts to alert them how billing under the program may change.

GOP governors offer alternative Medicaid reforms, but who's listening?

By Harris Meyer  |  March 21, 2017

It's unclear whether congressional leaders will fully consider the alternative Medicaid reform plan proposed by four Republican governors from expansion states, especially given that they want the House to vote on the GOP bill later this week and the Senate to pass it soon after.

Gorsuch refuses to promise to overturn Roe v. Wade

By Erica Teichert  |  March 21, 2017

When Judge Neil Gorsuch interviewed to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, he was never asked to promise he would overturn abortion rights protection under Roe v. Wade, the prospective justice said Tuesday.

CMS delays expansion of bundled payment programs

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  March 20, 2017

For now, it's a delay of three months, but the CMS is considering pushing back the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program and its cardiac bundles until 2018.

Price's ACA repeal bucket list may come up empty

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 20, 2017

House conservatives and outside experts doubt HHS Secretary Tom Price has legal authority to substantially revise the Affordable Care Act's key insurance market regulations and other provisions by issuing new rules and guidance.


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