Rural hospitals are worried Congress' delay in funding now-expired Medicare extenders will throw them into more financial instability as the providers face a continuing crisis of closures.
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.
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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.
Plan selections through HealthCare.gov during the first three weeks of the fifth ACA open enrollment continue to top last year's sign-ups, though it's unclear if the pace will continue until enrollment ends Dec. 15.
With net neutrality on the verge of repeal, some healthcare experts worry the industry, and especially rural organizations, will struggle with the policy changes.
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.
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.
A list of the nation's top 20 EHR vendors, ranked by number of hospitals reporting the company as primary vendor during year 2015. Source: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, "EHR Developers Reported by Health Care Providers Participating in Federal Programs,"...
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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.
Like the rest of the healthcare industry, the medical-device industry has been consolidating at a rapid clip as companies look to increase their leverage with providers.