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Providers urge delay of home health rule

Providers urge delay of home health rule

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 27, 2017

Providers are hoping CMS will move forward with its proposed six-month delay for home health agencies to implement a final rule aimed at improving their operations and patient care.

More than 800,000 docs get pass on MACRA compliance, for now

More than 800,000 docs get pass on MACRA compliance, for now

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 13, 2017

The CMS last week notified 806,879 clinicians that they will not have to comply with Merit-based Incentive Payment System reporting requirements in 2017, potentially saving them millions collectively in compliance costs.

Brazil suspends and recalls Essure

Brazil suspends and recalls Essure

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  February 21, 2017

Certain circumstances, including if a medical device may pose a risk to patients, allows Brazil to suspend the registration of a medical device. Bayer disagreed with the decision, which it said had been made without the company's knowledge.

CMS issues final rules for home health agencies

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  January 09, 2017

In setting standards for home health agencies to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, the federal agency took steps to bolster patients' rights and drive coordinated, patient-centered care.

As HHS secretary, Price would likely focus on state healthcare reform

As HHS secretary, Price would likely focus on state healthcare reform

By Shannon Muchmore  |  November 22, 2016

He has supported the idea of states controlling their own healthcare dollars, even if the ideas are more left-leaning than he might personally advocate. Price also worked with Democrats and has shown a willingness to talk about policy ideas from people of all political views.

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