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Jan 8, 2019
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded contracts to manage provider networks in three regions of the country as part of its roll out of the new VA Community Care Network under the VA MISSION Act of 2018.
Jan 8, 2019
Medicare Part B suppliers may deliver the initial immunosuppressive drugs prescribed to a beneficiary after a transplant procedure to an address other than their home to ensure timely access to the medications at discharge.
Jan 8, 2019
Clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System may submit their 2018 performance data at the Quality Payment Program website through April 2, with the exception of certain quality data.
Jan 8, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services Friday released guidance on its priorities for physician-focused payment models to help stakeholders who are crafting proposed models for its technical advisory committee (PTAC) to review and potentially recommend.
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.