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Docs say Medicare's proposed rates for heart procedure would limit access
By Virgil Dickson | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Cardiac surgeons and medical societies are asking the CMS to reconsider proposed payment rates for implanting Abbott's MitraClip, a device that treats a debilitating heart condition.
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HealthCare.gov IT contract: Any takers?
By Virgil Dickson | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is officially kicking off its search to determine which company will serve as the technology vendor for HealthCare.gov, while saying the search does not indicate dissatisfaction with Accenture, which currently holds the contract.
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Lawmakers probe Sovaldi pricing, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A pair of influential senators are seeking answers about the steep cost of the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.
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CMS ready to bundle some outpatient care into 'mini-DRGs'
By Bob Herman | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In an attempt to better align Medicare's payment systems, the CMS plans to implement new, more inclusive bundled outpatient codes akin to inpatient diagnosis-related groups.
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CMS proposes primary care, hospital outpatient pay rate hikes
By Joe Carlson and Bob Herman | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The CMS kicked off the Fourth of July weekend early with a late Thursday regulation dump that included proposed changes for 2015 to Medicare rates for doctors and a proposal to raise Medicare outpatient payments to hospitals.
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Running VA may prove tough for McDonald
By Virgil Dickson | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Robert McDonald, newly nominated to become the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, will likely face little resistance to his confirmation, despite his limited military and government agency experience, veteran and political insiders say.
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CMS' inpatient rehabilitation proposal hits hurdles
By Virgil Dickson | July 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospitals and physicians are opposing a CMS proposal to further limit when Medicare will pay for inpatient rehabilitation services.
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CMS plans to raise outpatient rates, bundle payments for ancillary services
By Bob Herman | July 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS has proposed raising Medicare outpatient payments to hospitals by 2.1% in 2015, while ambulatory surgery centers would receive a 1.2% boost, according to a 687-page proposed rule released Thursday.
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Proposed rule would end Sunshine Act's CME exclusion
By Joe Carlson and Jaimy Lee | July 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS intends to eliminate the exclusion for continuing medical education in the Open Payments program, more commonly known as the Sunshine Act, which requires drug and device companies to disclose payments to physicians.
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CMS proposing slight uptick in kidney care payments for 2015
By Paul Demko | July 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is proposing changes to payment policies for the treatment of end-stage renal disease that the agency estimates would increase payments by about 0.3%, or $30 million, in 2015.
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