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Your Weekly Recommendations Monday, February 19, 2018
 
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New Mexico hospitals benefit from recent Medicare changes, analysis shows
Healthcare Finance News
New FCA Ruling Puts Medicare Advantage Plans On Alert
Law360
Dem group launches $2M ad buy to boost vulnerable senators
The Hill • Ben Kamisar
The state of value-based payments: 5 things to know from 117 financial executives
Becker's Hospital Review • Morgan Haefner
Health prices to outpace inflation for first time since 2010
benefitspro • John Tozzi
Why is health care so expensive in the United States?
Kevin MD • Md, Scott Treutlein
Azar wants to eliminate MIPS reporting requirements
Becker's Hospital Review • Emily Rappleye
Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles Times • Chad Terhune
Reporters highlight the budget bill’s impact on older adults
Covering Health • Liz Seegert
CMS to watch and wait on Idaho Blue Cross's ACA-skirting plans
Healthcare Dive • David Lim
 
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Medicare
New Mexico hospitals benefit from recent Medicare changes, analysis shows
Healthcare Finance News
University of New Mexico Hospital Credit: Google Street View Hospitals in New Mexico, especially those in rural areas, will benefit from recent changes to Medicare prescription drug payments, including changes to the federal program known as the 340B drug discount program. On...
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Medicare
New FCA Ruling Puts Medicare Advantage Plans On Alert
Law360
A new False Claims Act ruling involving UnitedHealth Group Inc. is a clear warning that Medicare Advantage insurers may face massive penalties for ignoring questionable patient diagnoses and failing to return related government payments.
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Barack Obama, Elections & Polls
Dem group launches $2M ad buy to boost vulnerable senators
The HillBen Kamisar
Senate Majority PAC, a prominent Democratic outside group, is launching a $1.8 million effort to defend two incumbents in Missouri and Indiana. And they are already top targets for Republicans, who are hitting the two for voting against Trump's tax cuts plan....
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Aetna, Credit Cards
The state of value-based payments: 5 things to know from 117 financial executives
Becker's Hospital ReviewMorgan Haefner
The Healthcare Financial Management Association asked 117 senior financial executives how hospitals, physicians and payers are feeling about using value-based payment models. HFMA randomly selected survey respondents from its members holding financial executive positions in hospitals and health systems. The survey, sponsored...
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Economic Policy, Health Insurance
Health prices to outpace inflation for first time since 2010
benefitsproJohn Tozzi
The growth in U.S. health-care prices is projected to outpace economy-wide inflation for the first time since 2010, the second report in a week to signal the end of a long stretch of restrained medical increases. This year, price increases for personal...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Why is health care so expensive in the United States?
Kevin MDMd, Scott Treutlein
CNN recently posted an article online, asking this very question. It was posed in the guise of our leading mega-billionaires, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon, “fixing” our broken health care system. In actuality, these three industry giants announced plans to...
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Health Policy, Health Reform
Azar wants to eliminate MIPS reporting requirements
Becker's Hospital ReviewEmily Rappleye
HHS wants to end or significantly lessen the reporting requirements for physicians under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System by using claims data, Secretary Alex Azar said at a Senate Finance Committee meeting Thursday, according a report from Morning Consult. The idea was...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles TimesChad Terhune
Norma Diaz and her husband, Joseph Garcia, have dedicated their careers to running a nonprofit health insurer that covers some of California's neediest residents. For three decades, they have worked for a Medicaid managed-care plan, Community Health Group, serving nearly 300,000 poor...
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AARP, Affordable Care Act
Reporters highlight the budget bill’s impact on older adults
Covering HealthLiz Seegert
Liz Seegert (@lseegert), is AHCJ’s topic editor on aging. Her work has appeared in NextAvenue.com, Journal of Active Aging, Cancer Today, Kaiser Health News, the Connecticut Health I-Team and other outlets. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Health Policy...
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Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance
CMS to watch and wait on Idaho Blue Cross's ACA-skirting plans
Healthcare DiveDavid Lim
Dive Brief: Days after Blue Cross of Idaho unveiled its intention to offer five health plans that sidestep the Affordable Care Act, HHS Secretary Alex Azar faced a barrage of questions on how the department will respond during a series of three...
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