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Week Ahead: CHI-Dignity set to become one

Week Ahead: CHI-Dignity set to become one

By Matthew Weinstock  |  December 15, 2018

As the year comes to a close, CHI-Dignity are poised to create a mega health system. Meanwhile, in D.C., budget drama unfolds like a reality T.V. show.

New CMS star ratings ignore socio-economic factors

New CMS star ratings ignore socio-economic factors

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 05, 2018

The CMS didn't risk-stratify hospitals by peer groups based on their dual-eligible population as it currently does in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. That can earn hospitals low ratings for caring for poor and chronically ill patients.

CMS changes to hospital star ratings don't address concerns

CMS changes to hospital star ratings don't address concerns

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 03, 2018

The CMS will update star ratings for Hospital Compare in February after a 14-month delay to resolve issues with the model, but the agency did not address some of critics' biggest concerns.

Medicare could overspend billions for lab tests

Medicare could overspend billions for lab tests

By Susannah Luthi  |  November 30, 2018

A government watchdog warned that Medicare could end up spending more money on laboratory tests, even though the CMS has reformed its payment system.

Medicare considers passing pharmacy rebates to Part D patients

Medicare considers passing pharmacy rebates to Part D patients

By Susannah Luthi  |  November 26, 2018

In a sweeping new proposal focused on Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D, the CMS is considering a policy to cut off pharmacy profits through price concessions and give Medicare Part D plans more power to negotiate protected class drug prices.

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