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Imaging use plunges as coding, reimbursement tightens up

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  May 02, 2017

Medical imaging use in the U.S. has dropped significantly after years of widespread growth, leading to curtailed hiring, equipment purchases and reduced access to the technology thanks to cuts in federal reimbursement and new coding arrangements, according to a new study.

CMS delays expansion of bundled payment programs

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.

Guest Commentary: A value-based endorsement of bundled payments

By Drs. A. Navathe, G. Whittington, Dr. J. Liao and R. Bajner  |  January 13, 2017

Changes to the Affordable Care Act are inevitable in 2017. One often mentioned ACA target is the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, Medicare's test-bed for value-based payment models.

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