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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, November 21, 2017
 
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Sticker shock for many, insurer exits if Obamacare rule killed
CNBC • Dan Mangan
Mercy Hospital Springfield maintains Medicare contract
Becker's Hospital Review • Alia Paavola
13 hospitals join CMS' rural pay experiment
Modern Healthcare • Virgil Dickson
New ASC revenue sources via new reimbursement trends
Becker's ASC Review • Facmpe, Mshha, Robert Zasa
Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Meanwhile, In Other Health News…
Kaiser Health News
How Fewer Obamacare Options Hurt a 4-Year-Old
Heritage Foundation • Robert Moffit
Taming medical necessity challenges with physician advisor programs
Becker's Hospital Review • Staff
Spending In Retirement...Or Not?
Seeking Alpha • Blackrock Retirement Institute
The biggest turkey this Thanksgiving is the Republican Tax Plan
Economic Policy Institute • Josh Bivens
Medicare, Medicaid And Long-Term Care: Your Questions Answered
Forbes • Contributor, Richard Eisenberg
 
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Economic Policy, Finance
Sticker shock for many, insurer exits if Obamacare rule killed
CNBCDan Mangan
A group of experts who set insurance prices warned Senate leaders Tuesday that repealing Obamacare's key coverage rule will lead to price hikes, and could weaken insurers' solvency and lead some to exit the market. At the same time, a leading health...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Mercy Hospital Springfield maintains Medicare contract
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlia Paavola
CMS rescinded Mercy Hospital Springfield's (Mo.) termination notice Nov. 17 after investigators determined the hospital was in compliance with program requirements. Mercy Hospital Springfield was placed on immediate jeopardy status following an Aug. 25 investigation that found issues with patient rights and...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
13 hospitals join CMS' rural pay experiment
Modern HealthcareVirgil Dickson
The CMS on Monday added more hospitals to a program that industry executives say has been key to ensuring access to care in underserved communities. All in all, 13 additional hospitals will participate in the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program, which reimburses...
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Medicare
New ASC revenue sources via new reimbursement trends
Becker's ASC ReviewFacmpe, Mshha, Robert Zasa
There have been significant changes in the national ASC market. Over the last five years, it has been common for independent, physician-owned ASCs to be formed or reorganized with new physician investors. Additionally, older physicians who established centers in the 1980s retired,...
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Health Reform, Medicare
Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Meanwhile, In Other Health News…
Kaiser Health News
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News discuss some of the under-covered health stories of the past several...
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Barack Obama, Economic Policy
How Fewer Obamacare Options Hurt a 4-Year-Old
Heritage FoundationRobert Moffit
Robert Moffit Robert E. Moffit, a seasoned veteran of more than three decades in Washington policymaking, is a senior fellow in The 's Center for Health Policy Studies. Read his research. Forget good intentions. Remember bad results. The Washington Post recently published...
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Hospitals, Medicare
Taming medical necessity challenges with physician advisor programs
Becker's Hospital ReviewStaff
In the evolving value-based reimbursement environment, healthcare providers are required to justify their care decisions, proving them necessary, reasonable and founded on evidence-based standards of care. Yet many physicians on the front lines already feel spread thin, and their primary focus is...
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Finance, Investment Industry
Spending In Retirement...Or Not?
Seeking AlphaBlackrock Retirement Institute
Summary Retirement assets mostly resilient over time. Retirement income: the sources and differences across wealth groups. Few retirees ran household budget deficits. Who ever thought spending retirement assets would be so difficult?…today’s retirees apparently Something unexpected has been the shared experience for...
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Economic Policy, Medicare
The biggest turkey this Thanksgiving is the Republican Tax Plan
Economic Policy InstituteJosh Bivens
In recent years we’ve used the tradition of arguing with cranky relatives over the holidays to arm people with evidence to bat back silly economic arguments that are made all year long. This year, most dinner table arguments will likely be about...
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Dual-Eligible Seniors, Elder Care & Nursing Homes
Medicare, Medicaid And Long-Term Care: Your Questions Answered
ForbesContributor, Richard Eisenberg
Next Avenue recently asked readers to send us their questions about Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care coverage. The most popular ones: What is offered by Medicare and Medicaid for long-term care? If my assets are too high, should I forget about Medicaid?...
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