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Providers taking part in the EHR incentive program face an Oct. 1 deadline to file a hardship exemption or pay a penalty. The Medicare EHR Incentive Program ended with the 2016 reporting period. Providers now report to the quality payment program. Th..
The last-gasp Republican drive to repeal former president Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Senator Susan Collins of Maine joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push. The moderate Republican said the l..
Senator John McCain of Arizona announced on Friday that he would oppose the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republican leaders with little hope of succeeding in their last-ditch attempt to dismantle the health law an..
In a Request for Information posted Wednesday the CMS said it is “setting a new direction” for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Providers have had mixed reactions to previous CMMI projects, but the CMS Communication Adviser..
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Thursday revealed two changes to its certification criteria that officials said are designed to reduce the burden on industry and make the meaningful use program more efficient. The first is mak..
The latest attempt by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act got an important boost on Monday, when Arizona GOP Gov. Doug Ducey announced he favors the plan, putting pressure on Sen. John McCain to support what may be their last opportunity to..
Senate Republican leaders seem increasingly focused on reviving their Obamacare repeal effort to undo the Affordable Care Act before the end of the month, asking Congress’s nonpartisan budget analysts to fast-track consideration of a plan th..
In markets where insurers and providers are concentrated — where consolidations have increased individual market shares — hospital admissions and physician fees drop, a big-data study shows. However, the power to negotiate lower prices did not re..
The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously passed legislation (H.R. 3726) that would make telehealth a core benefit in Medicare Advantage plans. “This bill is about upgrading current law to not just allow but actually to encourage the use of te..
When Dr. Sarah Azad followed her mother into the field of obstetrics eight years ago, she thought she’d be in private practice for the rest of her career. At the time, independent practices abounded in Silicon Valley. “From the time we we..
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