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Sunshine on teaching hospitals: The Top 10
By Modern Healthcare | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS' publication Tuesday of industry payments to healthcare providers included financial support for clinical research at teaching hospitals.
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Reform Update: Capitated payments more acceptable to providers, survey finds
By Melanie Evans | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A survey of 39 health plans released this week adds to mounting evidence that hospitals and medical groups are getting comfortable with incentive-based payment structures that reward quality and lower costs. This new snapshot includes surprising evidence that a significant percentage are willing to...
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Open Payments website reveals $3.5 billion paid to docs, hospitals
By Jaimy Lee | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
More than half a million U.S. physicians and 1,360 U.S. hospitals have financial relationships with medical device and drug companies, according to data released Tuesday under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
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Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare subsidies
By Paul Demko | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In a legal setback for the Obama administration, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Tuesday that people in states that rely on the federal insurance exchange are not eligible for Obamacare premium subsidies to help them pay for coverage.
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Open Payments website launches
By Jaimy Lee | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The federal government Tuesday launched a highly anticipated website detailing payments made by medical device and drug companies to physicians and teaching hospitals.
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Reform Update: Managed Medicaid report sparks debate on state network adequacy remedies
By Virgil Dickson | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Patient-rights advocates are hopeful that a recent HHS Office of the Inspector General's report will prompt the CMS to clamp down on states regarding the adequacy of managed Medicaid plan provider networks. But state officials adamantly say that more rules from Washington won't remedy such basic...
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Reform Update: Doc groups concerned over looming Medicare penalties tied to quality reporting
By Andis Robeznieks | September 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicare will begin docking physicians' pay next year if they decline to report on quality measures under the voluntary Physician Quality Reporting System launched in 2007. Providers, however, remain confused and frustrated by its framework.
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States not enforcing Medicaid physician access rules, report says
By Modern Healthcare | September 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Federal and state officials have not done enough to ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to physicians and as a result Medicaid patients often must wait for months or travel far to see a doctor, HHS’ Office of the Inspector General says in a new report.
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Universal Health Services buys London-based Cygnet Health, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Universal Health Services, one of the largest for-profit hospital companies in the U.S., is jumping back onto the international scene.
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Narrow-network concerns prompt widespread scrutiny
By Paul Demko | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Concerns continue to grow about narrow-network health plans that have proved popular with consumers during the first year of state and federal insurance exchange operations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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