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August 08, 2013
Author Rosemary Gibson talks about her book, "Medicare Meltdown," which looks at the business of Medicare.
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May 01, 2013
The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENSG), the parent company of the Ensign(TM) group of skilled nursing, rehabilitative care services, home health, hospice care, assisted living and urgent care companies, announced today that it acquired Cascade Vista and its sister facility Cascade Plaza, both located in Redmond, Washington.
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April 15, 2013
A report issued this week by the Government Accountability Office reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services overpaid the Medicare Advantage program run by private health insurers by between $3.2 billion and $5.1 billion for the years 2010-2012.
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April 15, 2013
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed, in mid-February, an additional 2.3 percent cut to the rates it pays private insurers for running Medicare Advantage plans in 2014, the reaction from America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) was swift, comprehensive and sustained.
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April 05, 2013
A new report from the Urban Institute shows that the financial burden of out-of-pocket medical costs vary widely from state to state -- and regionally -- and offers a first-of-its-kind look at which state's residents could most benefit from Medicaid expansion.
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April 04, 2013
Intermountain Health Care, Utah's largest healthcare system, has agreed to pay $25.5 million to settle claims that it violated the federal Stark law and False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
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April 03, 2013
Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 5.6 percent in 2013, according to the Q2 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.
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April 02, 2013
Under a withering barrage of pressure from the insurance industry, seniors groups and congressional members from both sides of the aisle, CMS on Monday did an about-face and significantly raised its 2014 growth percentage estimate for the Medicare Advantage program.
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March 27, 2013
The Office of Inspector General issued a "special fraud alert" cautioning that physician-owned distributorships (PODs) are "inherently suspect" under the anti-kickback statute and listing suspicious characteristics of these entities that may increase the risk of fraud and abuse.
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March 26, 2013
Only 10.9 percent of payments to doctors and hospitals in the commercial sector in 2013 are linked to their performance or designed to cut waste, according to the National Scorecard on Payment Reform released by the Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR), a non-profit group of employers and large healthcare purchasers that advocates for paying for value.
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March 26, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) says it will survey the 115 HIPAA-covered entities that were audited last year to gain insight about their audit experiences.
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March 25, 2013
As the investigation into a fatal outbreak of fungal meningitis continues, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration proposed Friday that the agency gain new authority to regulate pharmacy compounding, including charging fees to fund an expanded safety framework.
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March 25, 2013
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for February was $4.7 billion, down 6 percent from volume of $5 billion in February 2012.
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March 25, 2013
Medicaid pays for more than 62 percent of all long-term care (LTC) costs in this country so programs to encourage more people to carry long-term care insurance may be needed to lessen the burden to the federal insurance program to the poor.
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March 25, 2013
According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), researchers from America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) found that from 2008 to 2010 inpatient hospital prices increased by 8.2 percent each year with a wide variation in price levels and growth rates from state to state.
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March 22, 2013
The payment of higher Medicare rates to physicians and hospitals in regions that have good health outcomes and lower costs, while reducing payment rates where there is lesser quality and higher costs will not drive individual providers to deliver care more efficiently reports the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
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March 22, 2013
New research from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that hospitals can expect to pull in an additional $293.9 billion dollars between 2013 and 2022 if all states opt to expand Medicaid as outlined in the Affordable Care Act.
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March 21, 2013
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the March 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today.
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March 21, 2013
When Premier healthcare alliance officials announced this week that their data-sharing collaborative saved 92,000 lives and $9.1 billion since 2008, the emphasis was on the data, but in a briefing Wednesday about the private sector's role in Medicare Susan DeVore, Premier president and CEO, explained that one of major drivers behind the collaborative's success was the culture change that took place among the healthcare providers.
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March 20, 2013
The small number of emergency patients who are ultimately discharged with "primary care treatable" diagnoses come to the ER with the same symptoms as other patients who need immediate or emergency care, hospital admission or surgery, according to a study to be published tomorrow in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
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