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More Medicare star ratings coming soon—unless providers can put the brakes on
By Sabriya Rice | August 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospital groups and dialysis and home care providers are warning that a five-star rating system the CMS plans to apply to them as early as this fall is more likely to confuse consumers than help them meaningfully compare providers' quality and safety.
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Samitt to leave DaVita
By Bob Herman | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Craig Samitt, CEO of HealthCare Partners, the Torrance, Calif.-based division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, will step down on Aug. 1. DaVita CEO Kent Thiry will assume responsibility for the division, the company said.
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CMS' inpatient rehabilitation proposal hits hurdles
By Virgil Dickson | July 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospitals and physicians are opposing a CMS proposal to further limit when Medicare will pay for inpatient rehabilitation services.
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Moving physicians from fee-for-service first step to 'doc fix,' McClellan says
By Modern Healthcare | February 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
(This item has been updated with a correction.)
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MedPAC policy could cut reimbursements for some home health agencies
By Virgil Dickson | January 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Home health agencies with high readmission rates could see their Medicare reimbursement cut under a policy the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission voted to send Congress.
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Investors respond positively to revamping of LTAC reimbursement
By Beth Kutscher | December 14, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Sometimes a Medicare cut is good news—as long as it was supposed to be worse. Investors responded favorably to a move in Congress to revamp the way Medicare pays for long-term acute care.
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MedPAC may recommend Advantage hospice benefit
By Virgil Dickson | November 12, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is considering asking Congress to require Medicare Advantage carriers to cover hospice stays, a significant change to the managed-care plans.
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MedPAC wants ACOs to take on greater financial risk
By Virgil Dickson | November 08, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission reiterated that it would like to see all accountable care organizations in Medicare contracts take on greater financial risk.
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Syncing Medicare options on MedPAC agenda
By Modern Healthcare | November 02, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Convening for the first time since September because of the government shutdown, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission plans to look at how Medicare's different delivery system options—including traditional fee-for- service, accountable care...
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Watch where these executives go from here
By Merrill Goozner | September 21, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Designating the Up & Comers among young healthcare leaders is no easy task. But if the past is prologue, the 12 men and women highlighted in this special issue of Modern Healthcare will clearly be people to watch in the years ahead.
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