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June 23-28: See what events are coming in healthcare

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 00:00
Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of June 23.

Providers press CMS for details amid lingering uncertainty about new primary care models

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 00:00
The possibility of conflicts between Medicare payment models joined the customary concern about benchmarking details in provider feedback on coming primary care models, an administration official said.

CMS identifies keys to success in bundled payment as BPCI-A deadline looms

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:00
Ahead of next week’s deadline for providers to join the largest voluntary bundled payment program, the agency in charge of the program identified lessons learned successful participants.

Four key takeaways from Congress’s latest single-payer hearing

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 00:00
Although the first hearing by a healthcare committee on recent coverage expansion proposals was supposed to encompass a range of Democratic bills, national single-payer proposals garnered almost all the attention.

June 17-21: See what events are coming in healthcare

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 00:00
Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of June 17.

Providers push arbitration approaches used in some state surprise-bill laws

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 00:00
What should Congress learn from states’ experiences with laws attempting to curtail surprise healthcare bills?

Medicare Advantage plans accelerating their move into SDOH, advocate says

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
Medicare health plans have increasing authority to grapple with the social determinants of health, and more are pursuing such initiatives.

June 10-14: See what events are coming in healthcare

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 00:00


Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, contests, public forums and deadlines for the week of June 10.

Timing, details unclear for executive order on price transparency

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 00:00
An expected executive order on healthcare price transparency continues to change, even as its release has been delayed, say policy watchers.An expected executive order on healthcare price transparency continues to change, even as its release has been delayed, say policy watchers.

Small practices lack support personnel for frail elderly patients

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 00:00
Despite recommendations for practices to add support personnel to coordinate the care of their frail elderly patients, few small, independent practices employ such staff, new research found.

Mandates related to pricing, Medicare participation lead hospital concerns over healthcare IT proposed rules

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 00:00
Hospitals supported many of the transparency goals of two proposed healthcare IT rules, but two areas drew sharp concerns.

Provider address enforcement in July could delay Medicare payments

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 00:00
One health system reviewing its billing addresses in the Medicare enrollment system found addresses were missing for new facilities. Another found addresses still listed for a demolished facility.

June 2-7: See what events are coming in healthcare

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 00:00


May 30—Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of June 2.

Arbitration approach the most likely option among pending surprise-bill legislation, analysts say

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 00:00
Among numerous legislative approaches proposed to eliminate surprise healthcare bills, an approach using arbitration remains most popular in Congress, say legislative analysts.

May 27-31: See what events are coming in healthcare

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 00:00


Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, contests, public forums and deadlines for the week of May 27.

Where health systems are finding areas for innovation

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:00
Some health systems have found ways to overcome persistent obstacles to implementing innovations that cut labor costs, improve value and advance consumerism.

How providers can finance, profit from programs to tackle social determinants

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:00
Hospital and finance leaders have heard much about the theoretical benefits of addressing the social determinants of health. But some have found ways to fund such activities—and get an ROI.

Part D savings plan dialed back

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:00
Part D plans will have fewer new tools to control drug spending than Medicare initially proposed.

Safety net hospitals issue warning about looming DSH cuts

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:00
Faced with $4 billion in cuts to Medicaid uncompensated-care payments, starting in October, some hospitals warn they may have to close.

May 18-24: See what events are coming in healthcare

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:00


Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, contests, public forums and deadlines for the week of May 20.

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