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House lawmakers push back at MedPAC's proposed Medicare reforms

By Mara Lee  |  May 18, 2017

House lawmakers pushed back Thursday on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's calls to cut Medicare reimbursements to some kinds of providers, saying organizations in their districts tell them they could not survive with the proposed cuts.

Medicare ID overhaul sparks fears of patients being denied care

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 15, 2017

Providers fear the transition process for removing Social Security numbers from millions of Medicare ID cards will result in patients being denied care and are asking the CMS to loop them in on planning for the change.

CMS gives 800,000 docs a pass on MACRA requirement

CMS gives 800,000 docs a pass on MACRA requirement

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 11, 2017

More than 800,000 clinicians will not have to comply with Merit-based Incentive Payment System reporting requirements, which may save them millions collectively in compliance costs.

CMS may repeal ban on nursing home arbitration agreements

CMS may repeal ban on nursing home arbitration agreements

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 09, 2017

The Trump administration hinted to consumer organizations last week that it may repeal an Obama-era regulation that prohibits nursing homes from requiring patients to enter binding arbitration agreements.

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