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Jan 8, 2019
Hospitals participating in the first two years of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model reduced Medicare spending for hip- and knee- replacement episodes by an average 3.1 percent more than hospitals not participating in the program, without an increase in complication rates.
Jan 8, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a Jan. 22 call for clinical diagnostic laboratories, including hospital outreach laboratories, on collecting and reporting data for the Clinical Diagnostic Test Payment System.
Jan 8, 2019
U.S. overdose death rates linked to synthetic opioids increased more than 45 percent in 2017, likely driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jan 8, 2019
After taking office last week, Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order directing Maine officials to swiftly begin implementing a November 2017 ballot measure expanding Medicaid eligibility to qualified low-income residents.
Jan 8, 2019
Brian Gragnolati began his career in health care working as an EMT.
Jan 7, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week withdrew a 2010 policy, known as FAQs 33 and 34, that included private insurance and Medicare payments when calculating the Medicaid shortfall component of the hospital-specific limit on disproportionate share hospital payments.
Jan 7, 2019
A Department of Health and Human Services task group recently released cybersecurity guidelines for the health care field, as mandated by the Cybersecurity Act of 2015.
Jan 7, 2019
The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force recently released for comment proposed updates to best practices for managing chronic and acute pain, as required by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016.
Jan 7, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration recently launched a program to provide eligible health care clinicians with student loan repayment assistance in exchange for their service on the front lines of the opioid crisis in underserved communities.
Jan 7, 2019
President Trump on Dec. 21 signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act (H.R. 1318), AHA-supported legislation that will provide funding for states to develop maternal mortality review committees to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions.