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CMS nixes Idaho's ACA workaround but encourages short-term plans

CMS nixes Idaho's ACA workaround but encourages short-term plans

By Harris Meyer and Susannah Luthi  |  March 08, 2018

Health insurance groups were guardedly relieved by the CMS' decision to block Idaho's move to allow noncompliant plans, as they feared other GOP-led states similarly would seek to unravel the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections.

Healthcare organizations praise CMS' overhaul of EHR incentive programs

Healthcare organizations praise CMS' overhaul of EHR incentive programs

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 08, 2018

After CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced plans to overhaul the federal electronic health record incentive programs, healthcare organizations are wondering how those plans will unfold and whether they'll meet the stated goal of boosting interoperability.

Verma's promise to rural providers: You come first

Verma's promise to rural providers: You come first

By Susannah Luthi  |  February 06, 2018

In an address to rural healthcare stakeholders, CMS Administrator Seema Verma promised more telehealth expansion, more information for patients and a "rural first" lens to policy.

Independent-minded physicians turn to ACOs

Independent-minded physicians turn to ACOs

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 03, 2018

As healthcare grows more complex and technology-reliant in the push to value-based care, independent practice providers are looking to ACOs as a way to adapt to changes while also keeping their autonomy.

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