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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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CMS monitors Baylor's efforts to curb rate of 'eloped' psych patients
By Sabriya Rice | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has until the end of October to demonstrate to the CMS that it has addressed lapses that have allowed significant numbers of untreated psychiatric patients to walk out of its emergency department without staff realizing they had left.
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AAFP campaign raises training, coverage issues
By Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Family physicians will announce a new multiyear messaging campaign this week called “Family Medicine for America's Health.”
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Hackensack, Meridian merging into megasystem in N.J., and other briefs
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network and Meridian Health, Neptune, N.J., have signed a preliminary agreement to merge into a regional mega-system.
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Medical technology policies should promote innovation, and other letters
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Oct. 13 cover story, “Devicemakers challenged on resistance to value-based payment,”may leave readers with the mistaken impression that AdvaMed opposes reimbursement reforms designed to provide...
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CMS loan program offers rural providers entry to accountable care
By Melanie Evans | October 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Obama administration plans to offer upfront cash to help small and rural healthcare providers build the infrastructure they need to succeed in Medicare's program for accountable care organizations.
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CMS monitors Baylor's efforts to curb high rate of 'eloped' psychiatric patients
By Sabriya Rice | October 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Baylor University Medical Center has until Oct. 22 to show the CMS it has addressed lapses allowing significant numbers of untreated psychiatric patients to walk out of the emergency department without staff being aware of their absence.
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