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Most Influential leaders have blazed bold reform paths
By Andis Robeznieks | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The man who may have to keep his veto pen handy to block congressional Republican efforts to repeal or roll back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act took the top spot in Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
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U.S. won't reveal records on HealthCare.gov security
By Associated Press | August 19, 2014
After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's healthcare website because doing so could "potentially" allow...
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CMS checks eligibility of 310,000 immigrants who bought ACA plans
By Virgil Dickson | August 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Some immigrants who signed up for insurance coverage via HealthCare.gov have been put on notice that they could lose their coverage unless they immediately furnish proof that they are legally qualified for coverage being offered on the marketplace.
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It's a date: HHS final rule sets ICD-10 switch for Oct. 1, 2015
By Joseph Conn | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In a final rule issued Thursday afternoon, HHS formally set an Oct. 1, 2015, compliance date for conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes, incorporating the absolute minimum delay imposed by Congress when it ordered HHS to roll back the conversion date previously set for Oct. 1, 2014.
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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
By Associated Press | July 31, 2014
Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new healthcare program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
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AMA, MGMA ask for a more flexible meaningful-use rule
By Joseph Conn | July 22, 2014
The American Medical Association and the Medical Group Management Association have called on the CMS and HHS rule writers to add even more flexibility to the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program for Stage 2 and beyond.
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Dubious Medicare billing found at clinical labs
By Bob Herman | July 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicare doled out $8.2 billion in Part B payments to clinical laboratories in 2010, but more than 20% of those payments came from claims tied to questionable billing patterns, according to a government report.
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Extend filing date for meaningful-use hardship exemption: AMA, MGMA
By Joseph Conn | June 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Medical Association and Medical Group Management Association are calling on the CMS to extend the July 1 deadline for physicians and other eligible professionals participating in the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program to file for hardship exemptions.
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Vital Signs
Senators concerned docs prescribing addictive drugs to boost survey scores
By Paul Demko | June 25, 2014
Is the CMS' value-based purchasing program resulting in more doctors prescribing opioids to patients?
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Reform Update: Lobbyists push lung cancer scan coverage for smokers
By Paul Demko | June 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Representatives of the American College of Radiology, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance and the Lung Cancer Alliance met on Thursday with CMS officials in Washington to try to convince the agency to cover CT scans for Medicare beneficiaries who have been heavy smokers.
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