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H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Here is the full text of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, which repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate formula for Medicare provider payments.   25 more words

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Goal of 50% Medicare Provider Payments Based on Alternate Payment Models by 2018

In this January 2015 blog posting, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced departmental goals of changing 30% of Medicare provider payments to alternate payment models by 2016, and to 50% by 2018.   297 more words

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Proposed Medicare Bundled Payments for Hip and Knee Replacements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a proposed change in its Medicare fee-for-service payments that would use a bundled payment methodology for hip replacements and knee replacements, called the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model.   227 more words

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Peterson Center on Healthcare Launched to Transform U.S. Healthcare

Today the Peter G. Peterson Foundation announced the launch of the Peterson Center on Healthcare, a new organization dedicated to transforming U.S. healthcare into a high-performance system that delivers high-quality care at a lower cost. 214 more words

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Advocacy to Make Increased Medicaid Primary Care Payments Permanent

National primary care physician organizations, including the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Academy of Pediatrics, have taken policy positions supporting making permanent the increased Medicaid primary care payments for calendar years 2013 and 2014 under section 1202 of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. 208 more words

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Kaiser Family Foundation: Medicaid Financing - Overview of the Federal Medicaid Matching Rate

This policy brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation describes the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), or the federal matching rate for the Medicaid program. The FMAP is generally 50% for the majority of states, but as high as 74% for low-income states such as Mississippi. 30 more words

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