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Apr 24, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today encouraged governors and state Medicaid directors to partner with the agency to better integrate care for beneficiaries eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
Apr 24, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration today proposed reclassifying surgical staplers for internal use as moderate-risk rather than low-risk medical devices.
Apr 24, 2019
The Montana legislature last week passed legislation funding Medicaid coverage for low-income adults for six more years.
Apr 23, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late today issued a proposed rule that would increase Medicare inpatient prospective payment system rates by a net 3.2 percent in FY 2020, compared to FY 2019, for hospitals that are meaningful users of electronic health records and submit quality measure data.
Apr 23, 2019
Under the proposed rule, payments would increase by $37 million as compared to fiscal year 2019. CMS also estimates that site-neutral cases will continue to decrease as a proportion of total cases, and will account for 29 percent of all LTCH cases in FY 2020.
Apr 23, 2019
The AHA and American Association for Physician Leadership today released Leadership Evolve, a collection of digital resources on dyad leadership and workforce wellness to spark collaboration within organizations and across the health care field.
Apr 23, 2019
The proportion of hospital emergency department visits by uninsured patients declined 2.1 percentage points per year between 2014 and 2016, just after the health insurance exchanges opened and states began expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Apr 23, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration Friday approved the first generic naloxone nasal spray, an emergency treatment for opioid overdose intended for use in the community. Generic injectable naloxone products have been available for use in health care settings for years.
Apr 23, 2019
April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an opportunity for the public to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription pills at sites throughout the country.
Apr 22, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center today announced the Primary Cares Initiative, which will provide primary care practices and other providers with five new payment model options under two paths – Primary Care First and Direct Contracting.