Doctors will be paid for Medicare care coordination, wellness and behavioral health telehealth visits. But, under final rules issued by the CMS late Friday, physicians also could see all Medicare payments cut by roughly 21% in April if the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula cuts are allowed...
Premier healthcare alliance member-owners now have the chance to convert their shares and sell their stock in the firm, a year after the company went public.What they will do and when is still not known however.
The CMS has hit the pause button on enforcing its own rule requiring the use of a national health plan identifier. The rule has garnered industry criticism, so this pause could be recognition that perhaps the rule should be reconsidered.
Medicare payments for end-stage renal disease will increase by 0.3% in 2015 under a final rule issued by the CMS Friday. The agency expects to pay $9 billion next year to more than 6,000 facilities for coverage of dialysis services to individuals with ESRD.
The CMS will raise Medicare payment rates next year to hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers by 2.2% and 1.4%, respectively. Both rates are marginally higher than what the agency originally proposed this past summer.
Capella Healthcare, a privately held chain, based in Franklin, Tenn., improved its top and bottom line during the third quarter as it invested in outpatient services and saw an improved payer mix.
A report released this week from the California state auditor's office alleges that state health officials have failed to effectively manage investigations of complaints against long-term-care facilities in the state.
NorthShore University HealthSystem more than doubled its operating surplus in the fourth quarter, compared with the same period last year.
About 10.3 million nonelderly adults who previously had no health insurance have since gained some form of coverage, either through Medicaid or the exchanges, since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's inaugural open-enrollment period last year, a new government report shows.
The role of academic medicine in addressing health disparities affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations will be among the topics discussed when leaders from the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals convene in Chicago Nov. 7-11 for the Association of American Medical...
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Omega Healthcare will buy rival real estate investment trust Aviv in a $3 billion all-stock deal combining two companies that each run hundreds of nursing homes.