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Reform Update: Governor races could be referendum on ACA, Medicaid expansion
By Rebecca Kern | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
With governor races in 36 states this fall, new faces in several governors' chairs could influence states' stances on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation and Medicaid expansion.
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Give ACOs a break, AHA tells CMS Innovation Center
By Melanie Evans | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Hospital Association is lobbying the CMS Innovation Center to make it easier for accountable care organizations to earn Medicare bonuses and delay potential penalties as the agency looks to expand the initiative.
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Practice Makes Perfect: Collaborating with insurers to implement new payment models
By Jeffrey Milburn | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Last June, MGMA released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we address No. 8 on that list: collaborating with payers to implement new payment models.
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Cut prices for low-risk hospital outpatient surgeries: HHS report
By Joe Carlson | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicare should pay hospitals less for low-risk outpatient surgeries, the program's fiscal watchdog suggests in a report published this morning.
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AHA lawsuit over 'two-midnight' rule called uphill battle
By Joe Carlson | April 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
No matter how strong their legal arguments, hospitals will have a tough time convincing judges to overturn Medicare's controversial new rules on classifying inpatients, some legal experts say.
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Hospital, doctor prices rise in March
By Melanie Evans | April 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Prices for inpatient hospital care accelerated slightly more rapidly last month than prices for outpatient services, as the overall Consumer Price Index for hospitals increased 0.8%.
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Reform Update: Obamacare will boost malpractice claims, RAND study says
By Paul Demko | April 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The healthcare reform law will reduce liability payouts by insurers for auto and workers' compensation claims by nearly $1.7 billion annually while increasing medical malpractice claims by $120 million a year, according to a new study released by the RAND Institute for Civil Justice.
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N.Y. gets final terms for $8B Medicaid waiver
By Associated Press | April 14, 2014
New York and federal officials report final agreement allowing the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospital overhauls and expand primary medical care over the next five years.
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25% of Colorado foster kids on psychotropic drugs
By Associated Press | April 13, 2014
A University of Colorado analysis found that more than 25% of Colorado's foster children in 2012 were prescribed psychotropic drugs and that about half of the children who were taking antipsychotic drugs were for "off-label" reasons not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
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Layoffs at Miss. hospital
By Associated Press | April 12, 2014
Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home, Poplarville, Miss. has eliminated 19 positions and reduced hours for other workers to address financial problems.
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