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Clinic Where Joan Rivers Died Submits Plan To Fix Issues

The clinic where Joan Rivers died is trying to make changes so it won’t happen again. USA Today is reporting that Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic in New York has submitted a plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to fix deficiencies in the way they treat patients. Show More Summary

What’s Behind Medicare and Medicaid Drug Spending Growth?

Let’s dip back into the just-released 2013 National Health Expenditure data, which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released. In last week's Hospitals and Physicians Spending Outpace Drugs in Latest U.S. Healthcare...Show More Summary

Hospitals and Physicians Outpace Drugs in New U.S. Healthcare Spending Data

Last week, the econowonks at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2013 National Health Expenditure data. Savor the numbers in this Health Affairs article: National Health Spending In 2013: Growth Slows, Remains In Step With The Overall Economy. Show More Summary

From Coverage to Care to an AIDS-Free Generation

Editors Note: Open Enrollment for coverage through the Marketplace is NOW until February 15th, 2015. Today, we share a guest post from Dr. Cara James, Director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), on the importance of coverage and things to know about the Marketplace for those living with HIV/AIDS. If...

Lung cancer screening and shared decision making: Will it happen?

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially proposed coverage for annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer in current or former smokers age 55 to 74 years with at least a 30 pack-year history. In doing so, CMS followed the lead of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which had previously given a […]

Statement from American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Regarding CMS Proposals to Improve Accountable Care Organizations

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new proposal to strengthen the Medicare Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The proposed rule reflects input from program participants, experts, consumer groups, and the stakeholder community at large.

The Case for Balance Billing

(November 26, 2014 01:04 PM, by David Henderson) The problem starts with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets prices for the medical services of Medicare patients. CMS is really a giant central-planning agency. It sets hundreds of thousands of prices. What... (0 COMMENTS)

Medicaid Coverage: Feds Clarify Obligations To Kids With Autism

Melanie Feazell works with Declan Byrne during an ABA session. Federal officials say states must provide treatment services like ABA for kids with autism on Medicaid. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/MCT)   “Medicaid programs nationwide...Show More Summary

Maryland Moves to Expand Health Coverage to Low-Income Trans Residents

Low-income Maryland trans residents may for the first time get health insurance coverage for transition-related services, after the state moved forward with new regulations expanding health-care services covered by Medicaid. Image: Shutterstock The post Maryland Moves to Expand Health Coverage to Low-Income Trans Residents appeared first on RH Reality Check.

CMS extends 2014 MU hospital attestation until end of year

Just days before the clock was to run out on hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals, hoping to attest to Meaningful Use of EHRs for 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has pushed back the attestation deadline by a month, until Dec. Show More Summary

Marilyn Tavenner to Testify Before House Committee About Obamacare 'Transparency Failures'

Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's hearing on December 9, her spokesperson confirms to Breitbart News. In a letter...Show More Summary

Medicaid and CHIP enrollments increase by more than 9.1 million

More low income people now have access to regular health care thanks to Obamacare; more than 9.1 million, in fact. That's how many people are newly enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, according to Health and Human Services. The Health Insurance...Show More Summary

Surprise? Once Again, FULs and AMP Final Rule Delayed

In what has become a semi-annual ritual, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last night announced plans to delay the Federal Upper Limits (FUL) and the Final Rule on Covered Outpatient Drugs, a.k.a., the Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) Final Rule. Show More Summary

CEO of Visiting Nurse Service of NY resigns

The head of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York resigned suddenly Wednesday night, less than two weeks after the agency finalized a $35 million Medicaid settlement with New York state and federal... To view the full story, click the title link.

$3.5 Million Grant Awarded to Montefiore Medical Center to Focus on Hepatitis C

Montefiore Medical Center received a $3.5 million grant as part of the $10 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services to identify, diagnose and treat people with hepatitis C (HCV).

Lung Cancer Screenings Now Covered

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today recognized the importance of lung cancer screening, announcing today that it will cover low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening, or "CAT" scans, for high-risk current and former smokers. The decision validates Mount Sinai's longstanding commitment to providing access to this essential screening tool.

Medicare Proposes Paying for Lung Cancer Screenings for Older Longtime Smokers

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A draft decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would extend coverage for CT scans to Medicare beneficiaries who smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or the equivalent.

Leading Respiratory Health Societies Welcome Preliminary Decision on Lung Cancer Screening for Eligible Medicare Recipients

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) welcome today's preliminary decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover lung cancer screening with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) for eligible patients.

Here’s Who Will Pay For Prescription Drugs in 2023

In CMS Forecast: Big Drug Spending Growth, But Hospitals and Doctors Will Still Capture Most Healthcare Spending, I examined the September 2014 drug spending forecasts from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). After crunching the numbers again, I identified new insights into the 2023 drug market. Show More Summary

ASTRO Praises Medicare and Congress for Protecting Patient Access to Radiation Oncology Care

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for not implementing proposed payment cuts for radiation therapy starting January 1, 2015, as detailed in the final 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), issued on Friday, October 31, 2014.

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