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Give ACOs a break, AHA tells CMS Innovation Center
By Melanie Evans | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Hospital Association is lobbying the CMS Innovation Center to make it easier for accountable care organizations to earn Medicare bonuses and delay potential penalties as the agency looks to expand the initiative.
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CMS will try offering hospice patients both palliative, curative treatments
By Jessica Zigmond | March 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is moving forward with an experiment called for under the ACA that will allow Medicare's hospice beneficiaries to get treatments aimed at helping them get better at the same time they get palliative care to help them die as comfortably as possible.
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DuPree named CMO, VP of Joint Commission's Center for Transforming Healthcare
By Maureen McKinney | October 14, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Joint Commission has named Dr. Erin DuPree chief medical officer and VP of the organization's Center for Transforming Healthcare.
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Conway named deputy administrator at CMS
By Jessica Zigmond | September 27, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Patrick Conway, the CMS' chief medical officer and director of the agency's Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, has been named deputy administrator for innovation and quality at the CMS.
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Beyond ACOs | Financial risk and capital hurdles are cited as reasons many providers aren't joining accountable care organizations, but some are finding other routes to payment reform
By Melanie Evans | June 22, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Don't look for Intermountain Healthcare, the Utah health system widely cited for its efficiency and quality, to be among the hospitals and medical groups that are testing ACOs.
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Gilfillan leaves as innovations just beginning | CMS' idea laboratory is just starting to see results as its director steps down
By Melanie Evans and Jessica Zigmond | June 08, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The next chief of the CMS' idea lab will enter the scene just as early results emerge from the young agency's first efforts. Those returns will be closely scrutinized for clues to solving the nation's toughest health policy challenges, as well as picked apart for political gain.
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Innovation Center's Gilfillan stepping down
By Jessica Zigmond | June 03, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
After nearly three years at the helm of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Dr. Richard Gilfillan will leave his position at the end of June, according to an internal announcement from CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.
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Reform Update: Research targeting post-acute costs applauded
By Maureen McKinney | May 20, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS center charged with testing new payment and delivery models has pinpointed post-acute care as a high-cost area in dire need of novel new approaches, and experts in the field are applauding the move.
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Healthcare industry asks feds for clearer guidance on fraud, fewer audits
By Joe Carlson | April 24, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
After reviewing 2,000 pages of public comments, Senate Finance Committee staffers say the healthcare industry wants clearer rules, fewer redundant audits and more focus on proactive fraud prevention.
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Cooper health system to partner with AmeriHealth
By Rachel Landen | April 11, 2013
Cooper University Health Care in Camden, N.J., plans to take a 20% stake in AmeriHealth New Jersey and develop an accountable care model with the health insurer.
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