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MedPAC backs slashing drug payments to 340B hospitals

MedPAC backs slashing drug payments to 340B hospitals

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 16, 2016

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has backed a proposal to reduce Part B drug payment rates for hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, though members had signaled they would oppose it.

Site-neutral Medicare payments on Congress' agenda

Site-neutral Medicare payments on Congress' agenda

By Shannon Muchmore  |  January 02, 2016

Congress is likely to take up a measure in the new year that would exempt hospital outpatient departments currently under construction from a “site-neutral” Medicare payment provision, which made it into the two-year budget deal in October that avoided a potential default on the...

MedPAC starts work on model to alter post-acute care pay

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 10, 2015

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is starting the complex work of balancing quality of patient care with building a prototype that may change how Medicare reimburses skilled-nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term-care hospitals.

Agencies, AARP blast Medicare's home health pay cut, quality demo

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 08, 2015

The CMS is under fire from home health firms and senior citizen advocates for its proposed reductions in the reimbursement schedule and a proposed quality incentive program. They fear it will jeopardize patient access to home healthcare.

Nicholas Tejeda named CEO of Sierra Providence East and other news makers

Nicholas Tejeda named CEO of Sierra Providence East and other news makers

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 08, 2015

Nicholas Tejeda has taken the helm as CEO of Sierra Providence East Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Tejeda, 36, assumed his duties in July, replacing Sally Hurt-Deitch, who is now market CEO of the hospital's parent system, Sierra Providence Health Network.

As rural hospitals struggle, solutions sought to preserve healthcare access

As rural hospitals struggle, solutions sought to preserve healthcare access

By Paul Demko  |  May 16, 2015

Nationwide, 51 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and the National Rural Health Association has identified 283 more that are in danger of going under. Some facilities may shift to providing emergency and outpatient care only, and link with regional hospitals for a broader range of services.

Hospitals mount campaign against site-neutral Medicare payments

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 26, 2015

Hospital leaders are working to head off any momentum in Congress toward overhauling Medicare rates to pay hospitals the same for outpatient services as the program pays for the same services in physician offices.

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