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Baby boomers, drugs pushing up federal healthcare spending

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 23, 2016

Federal spending for major healthcare programs are estimated to increase by $55 billion, or 6%, in 2016 after a technical adjustment for payment timing shifts, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.

Few docs ready for risk under MACRA

Few docs ready for risk under MACRA

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 13, 2016

Most physicians are expected to opt for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, known as MIPS, rather than assume the downside risk of alternative payment models.

Hospitals welcome delay in DSH payment changes

Hospitals welcome delay in DSH payment changes

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 06, 2016

Hospital leaders roundly applauded the CMS announcement that it will not go forward with a change to disproportionate-share payments that was set to begin in fiscal 2018.

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