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65,000 providers have been cut from state Medicaid rolls

65,000 providers have been cut from state Medicaid rolls

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 22, 2017

A provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires providers to revalidate or recertify their Medicaid reimbursement eligibility has caused 65,000 providers to be stripped from the federal program, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis.

Doctors, payers may dislike changes to primary-care model

Doctors, payers may dislike changes to primary-care model

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 21, 2017

A tweak in the way some providers are reimbursed under a new primary-care payment model could deter providers from joining the Medicare initiative known as Comprehensive Primary Care Plus.

Studies underscore importance of nuances, time in judging ACOs

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  February 13, 2017

Post-acute care is fertile ground for ACOs to reduce spending, one study discovered. Meanwhile, when states use contrasting approaches for Medicaid ACOs, there won't necessarily be a clear winner, found another.

ACGME considers extending first-year resident shifts to 28 hours

ACGME considers extending first-year resident shifts to 28 hours

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 06, 2017

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will soon decide on a controversial proposal that will allow first-year residents to work 28-hour shifts, up from the 16-hour shift cap currently in place.

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