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September 19, 2013
National health spending will accelerate in 2014, as more individuals will be able to access health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
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May 16, 2013
After an 18-month wait, a was confirmed by the Senate as CMS administrator on Wednesday and was broadly hailed by nearly all corners of the industry.
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May 08, 2013
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) withdrew on Tuesday his hold that has blocked the nomination of Marilyn Tavenner as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, allowing a Senate vote to proceed.
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April 26, 2013
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has put a halt to what appeared to be smooth sailing for Marilyn Tavenner to officially take the helm of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Prior to Wednesday's budget hearing, Harkin put a hold on Tavenner’s nomination.
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April 24, 2013
The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved Marilyn Tavenner to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Tavenner, who has been temporarily running CMS for the past two years, now faces a full Senate vote before she can officially assume the position of CMS administrator.
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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 09, 2013
The Senate Finance Committee is meeting this morning to consider President Barack Obama's nomination of Marilyn B. Tavenner for administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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February 18, 2013
Medicare patients can anticipate paying considerably less for their diabetes and other products starting in July when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expands its competitive bidding for durable medical equipment (DME) and mail-order program but the DME industry continues to point out problems with the program.
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February 18, 2013
CMS is hosting the next semi-annual meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment for 2013 on March 11, 2013.
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February 08, 2013
President Barack Obama re-nominated Marilyn Tavenner on Thursday to be permanent administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She has been serving as acting administrator since December 2011, when Donald Berwick, MD, stepped down.
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January 28, 2013
Richard S. Foster is retiring this week after 18 years as the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He recently sat down to discuss the highs and lows of his career with Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News.
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December 18, 2012
A new tool created by ProPublica supports what nursing home auditors and researchers have been saying for years: federal fines vary widely by state. Nursing homes in some states pay a steep price for misconduct while those in neighboring states don't.
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November 29, 2012
A report released Nov. 29 by the Office of Inspector General calls for random audits of doctors and hospitals prior to payout through the meaningful use EHR incentive program, to ensure they have qualified. It is also calling for EHR certification changes to allow for reporting of yes/no measures.
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June 13, 2012
A new analysis released in the May issue of Health Affairs attempts to change the direction of the contentious debate around a perceived bias by the committee that advises the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the relative value of physician services.
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May 30, 2012
A multi-billion dollar federal initiative to move low-income elderly and disabled people from long-term care facilities into the community has fallen far short of its goals, as many states have struggled to cobble together housing and other services.
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May 10, 2012
A new analysis released in the May issue of Health Affairs attempts to change the direction of the contentious debate around a perceived bias by the committee that advises the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the relative value of physician services.
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April 25, 2012
A rule proposed by CMS Tuesday to update Medicare payment rates for acute-care hospitals would increase payment rates to hospitals by 0.9 percent in Fiscal Year 2013.
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March 22, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today a four-year, $200-million training program for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) that aims to help increase the number of primary care healthcare workers.
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March 05, 2012
The Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has been taken up a fight against Medicare pre-payment audits first announced by the state’s Medicare Administrative Contractor, Jacksonville, Fla.-based First Coast Service Options.
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February 16, 2012
Government Health IT Editor Tom Sullivan examines the possibility of an ICD-10 delay causing the U.S. to move directly to ICD-11.
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