Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for the 2017 Transition Year Is Now Open

Aug 03, 2017 at 08:45 pm by Staff

The Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for the 2017 transition year is now available on the Quality Payment Program website. MIPS eligible clinicians and.... Read More

Despite Insurers' Tactical Win On ACA's Cost-Sharing Payments, Uncertainty Lingers

Aug 03, 2017 at 07:12 pm by Staff

By Jay Hancock Kaiser Health News Health insurers have won powerful allies in a fight over federal subsidies that President Donald Trump has threatened to cancel for million.... Read More

Under Trump, Hospitals Face Same Penalties Embraced By Obama

Aug 03, 2017 at 06:58 pm by Staff

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News Amid all the turbulence over the future of the Affordable Care Act, one facet continues unchanged: President Donald Trump's administration i.... Read More

When Wounds Won't Heal, Therapies Spread -- To The Tune Of $5 Billion

Aug 03, 2017 at 06:07 pm by Staff

By Marisa Taylor Kaiser Health News PHILADELPHIA -- Carol Emanuele beat cancer. But for the past two years, she has been fighting her toughest battle yet. She has an open wo.... Read More

CMS Updates Medicare Payment Rates, Quality Reporting Requirements

Aug 01, 2017 at 07:12 pm by Staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (MS) has issued three final rules outlining 2018 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and inpatie.... Read More

In Strong-Arm Tactic, Trump Puts Congressional Health Benefits Into Play

Aug 01, 2017 at 10:29 am by Staff

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump, who appears increasingly frustrated by congressional Republicans' inability to "repeal and replace" the Affordable.... Read More

Analysis: GOP Failure To Replace The Health Law Was Years In The Making

Jul 30, 2017 at 11:53 am by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News After a week of high drama, culminating in a one-vote loss for a last-ditch bill, Senate Republicans conceded defeat early Friday morning in t.... Read More

Even Without Congress, Trump Can Still Cut Medicaid Enrollment

Jul 29, 2017 at 08:47 pm by Staff

Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News After the Senate fell short in its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is poised to use its regulatory powers.... Read More

Senate Rejects "Skinny Appeal"

Jul 28, 2017 at 02:12 am by Staff

With John McCain (R-Ariz.) casting the deciding vote, the U.S. Senate by a vote of 49-51 has rejected the measure to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Ob.... Read More

OCMS Announces Partnership with Mingle Analytics for 2017 MIPS Reporting and Registry Service

Jul 27, 2017 at 07:36 pm by Staff

Availability of Quality Reporting Program The Orange County Medical Society is pleased to announce the availability of a new program for quality reporting services using the r.... Read More

Addressing the Orange County Opioid Crisis

Jul 27, 2017 at 07:10 pm by Staff

A Region Unites to Tackle Our Opioid Crisis The Orange County Medical Society and Orange County Government are coming together to educate the medical community on measures.... Read More

States Have Tried Versions Of 'Skinny Repeal.' It Didn't Go Well.

Jul 27, 2017 at 02:39 pm by Staff

Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News Betting that thin is in -- and might be the only way forward -- Senate Republicans are eyeing a "skinny repeal" that rolls back an unpopula.... Read More

Seema Verma Runs Medicaid. Her Husband's Practice Won't Accept It.

Jul 27, 2017 at 02:23 pm by Staff

Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News Members of the Trump administration and Republicans on Capitol Hill repeatedly say the country's Medicaid system is "broken" and.... Read More

Design Completed on Village Veranda at Lady Lake Assisted Living

Jul 26, 2017 at 01:45 am by Staff

FORUM ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN, INC. of Altamonte Springs, Florida has completed the design of Village Veranda at Lady Lake, an Assisted Living and Memory Care facil.... Read More

CMS Proposes 2018 and 2019 Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies

Jul 26, 2017 at 12:57 am by Staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHAs) servin.... Read More

Senate Votes To Move Ahead With Debate On Obamacare Replacement Bill

Jul 25, 2017 at 03:13 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News   So the Senate has voted to start debate on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. Now what? Well, it gets wonky. The rules fo.... Read More

Follow The Money: Drugmakers Deploy Political Cash As Prices And Anger Mount

Jul 24, 2017 at 04:18 pm by Staff

Jay Hancock and Elizabeth Lucas and Sydney Lupkin Kaiser Health News Two federal investigations -- one examining opioid sales, another about a multiple sclerosis drug whos.... Read More

Citizens' Council for Health Freedom: Charlie Gard Has Shown Us Our Future Under the Affordable Care Act

Jul 24, 2017 at 04:02 pm by Staff

The parents of Charlie Gard have announced that they will let their 11-month-old son die. After months of fighting to save his life and free him from the death grip of the Bri.... Read More

Depression Among Heart Attack Survivors Can Be Deadly, Yet Is Often Ignored

Jul 22, 2017 at 04:14 pm by Staff

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News   Clyde Boyce has been hospitalized 14 times in the past four years. Boyce, 61, survived two strokes and five operations to unblock a.... Read More

Why Should Providers Adopt Value-Based Care?

Jul 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm by Staff

By Abhinav Shashank Transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based care in healthcare has been one of the most important industry-wide initiatives over the past few years.... Read More

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