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Reform latecomers: Afraid of getting left behind, big insurers expand exchange participation for 2015
By Paul Demko | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts say insurers are entering more state exchanges in 2015 because they recognize the shift toward a more consumer-oriented market and they see the risk pool getting more balanced as enrollment grows.
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AdvaMed's CEO on new payment models, repealing device tax
Modern Healthcare | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Stephen Ubl became president and CEO in 2005 of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, a 270-member group representing manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products and medical information systems. Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice recently spoke with Ubl about the potential...
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Q3 reform winner
Modern Healthcare | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Republican GOP governor, who's trailing in the polls in his re-election contest, received CMS approval Aug. 28 for his Medicaid expansion plan.
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Providers and plans target big push to boost Medicaid enrollment
By Virgil Dickson | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One of Obamacare's biggest success stories this year was that millions of previously uninsured Americans got coverage through the law's expansion of Medicaid to low-income adults.
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Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency - #8 in the 2014 Best Places to Work in Healthcare
Mike Mitka | October 24, 2014
Although they work on a daily basis with dying patients and their grieving families, employees with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency consider their work to be life-affirming.
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CMS launches $840 million initiative to accelerate care transformation
By Melanie Evans | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS Innovation Center will spend $840 million in coming years to help doctors and hospitals do more to teach each other how to improve quality and cut wasteful practices.
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Feds outline plan to pay states for Basic Health Program in 2016
By Bob Herman | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The federal government will continue to fund an optional health insurance program for the working poor in 2016 with the methodology it used for 2015, according to a proposed notice from the CMS.
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Medicare considers national coverage for new prostate cancer test
By Bob Herman | October 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicare will begin initial coverage for a genetic prostate cancer test and will consider national coverage. A Medicare administrative contractor, Palmetto GBA, said it will pay for a diagnostic test that evaluates prostate cancer risk in men, and the nation's largest payer will reach out to...
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New fed loans to promote rural ACOs
By Melanie Evans | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Obama administration plans to offer infrastructure loans to small and rural healthcare providers to participate in Medicare's program for accountable care organizations.
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AMA's RUC panel draws more fire
By Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A report attacking the American Medical Association's annual recommendations to the CMS on physician pay claims the association wildly overestimates the time it takes specialists to perform their work.
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