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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Fact Sheet on MACRA Proposed Regulations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published this useful summary of its proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA): 9 more words

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Proposed Rule to Implement Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its much-anticipated proposed rule to implement the Medicare Access and Childrens’ Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate formula for how fee-for-service or traditional Medicare pays physicians and other clinicians. 1,041 more words

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How many use "the Media" for voting information

Just another rant …

The President says the time for talk is over; I agree, but if you read and or listen to the Media, who characterized this President’s actions as frantic and furious regarding health care reform done.  689 more words

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Final Rule for Managed Care in Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a final rule, updating requirements for managed care plans funded by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.   160 more words

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RWJF-Health Affairs Policy Brief: Medicare's New Physician Payment System

This Health Affairs-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation policy brief describes the key issues  for implementing the new Medicare physician payment system under the 2015 Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act (MACRA). 894 more words

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The Tyranny of the Minority

Here’s cold Senate fact. Today, 46 Senate Democrats represent 20,000,000 (R=47% pop, D=53% pop) more Americans than the majority 56 Republican Senators.

Yet, Mitch McConnell (R-TN), Senate Majority leader, in his most arrogance of power, insists that the American people should have a voice in the selection to fill Justice Scalia’s Supreme Court seat–in 2017! 149 more words

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New Value-Based Payment Models Gain Traction Among Health Insurers

“Health insurers increasingly are moving away from traditional fee-for-service models toward value-based care under alternative payment arrangements,” according to John Barkett, director of policy affairs at Willis Towers Watson. 554 more words

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