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Proposed fiscal year 2016 payment and policy changes for Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities

On April 15, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1622-P) outlining proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). 16 more words

Medicare/Medicaid

Letters: Rep. Danny K. Davis' Commitment to a Cure for Alzheimer's

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR 

Rep. Davis demonstrates commitment to Alzheimer’s disease by supporting two very important pieces of legislation in Washington… 195 more words

Letters

Bleak future of primary care access

By Richard Young, M.D. – Special to the Star-Telegram, 09/22/14

Unfortunately, we have a preview in Dallas-Fort Worth and other communities of the effects of failed policies of Medicare/Medicaid, state government and insurance companies in how they value medical services and how they poorly support the first-contact primary care system. 529 more words

National Issues

Perverse Incentives

Medicare officials admit that fraud is pervasive, but refuse to take the hard steps to address it.

To defend Medicare for a moment: it makes no economic sense to spend $10 in order to eliminate $5 worth of fraud. 267 more words

Economics

Musings on the VA Scandal

The Veteran’s Administration debacle is such a scandal because it involves breaking a promise to those who risked their lives, health, bodily integrity, and sanity for the country, and it also underscores the many problems that come with government-run businesses. 431 more words

Economics