The new draft regulations designed to change how Medicare pays clinicians represent the most sweeping overhaul the CMS has made in a long time to the business of running a physician practice.
It was a field day last week for health wonks in Washington. The CMS issued two major rules—one final, one proposed—that will shape how nearly half the nation's healthcare tab gets spent over the next decade.
A plan to shift coverage for some of Oklahoma's Medicaid recipients in order to trigger an infusion of federal funding appears to be gaining support among Republican lawmakers, but the idea of funding it with a tobacco tax is facing uphill sledding in the GOP-controlled Legislature.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have required doctors administering vaccines to provide certain information about the benefits and risks of vaccines.
The CMS is preparing to cull the number of quality metrics that physicians have to report as it rolls three quality-incentive programs into what Congress conceived as a more harmonized framework.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that young single doctors will catch the attention of a mother with five marriageable daughters. That's the premise behind the latest reworking of Jane Austen's most beloved work, Pride and Prejudice.
The effects of concussions have been studied and documented in a major motion picture, which has led to a more public conversation within the healthcare community. Now the American Association of Neurological Surgeons will spotlight the injury.
Top officials at Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center have agreed to a new negotiating plan to move contract talks forward, Crain's Detroit Business has learned.
Rhode Island's largest health system, Lifespan, which participates in bundled payments with the state Blues plan, will share responsibility for cost and care of patients. The partnership provides the physicians access to Lifespan's specialty clinicians and its electronic health record system.
The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.
The CMS has started to answer the many questions surrounding how physicians will get paid under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. But some stakeholders were immediately dissatisfied with what they saw, and the 963-page rule may have raised as many questions as it answered.
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