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Under Affordable Care Act, Americans have had more preventive care for heart health, UCLA study finds
By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health,a UCLA study found. Comparing figures from 2006 through 2013, researchers found that more people were screened for diabetes, high cholesterol, cigarette use and high blood pressure — all risk factors for heart disease — after the ACA was implemented than before.But the research, published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Managed Care, also revealed a disparity between men and women in one key area. Although more men who ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Unearthed Raymond Chandler Story Rebukes U.S. Health Care System
You won ’ t find Philip Marlowe in the crime novelist ’ s short story “ It ’ s All Right — He ’ s Dead. ” But it explores themes still relevant 60 years after Chandler ’ s death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW HAAG Tags: Chandler, Raymond Writing and Writers Health Insurance and Managed Care Strand Magazine Medicine and Health It's All Right He Only Died (Story) Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente researchers reduce antibiotic prescriptions through physician education
(Kaiser Permanente) Physicians at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California reduced the odds of prescribing an antibiotic for sinusitis by 22 percent using computer alerts to inform doctors when antibiotics may not be the best course of treatment. The research was published today in the American Journal of Managed Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily
Americans dislike the requirement that everyone have health insurance. But eliminating it doesn ’ t mean that they ’ d stop buying coverage — or accepting subsidies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE ZERNIKE and ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Affordable Care Act Source Type: news

Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs
In Virginia, premiums on policies sold under the Affordable Care Act are pushing health coverage out of reach, and customers see political forces at work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Obama, Barack Trump, Donald J Charlottesville (Va) Source Type: news

What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care
Some have made large improvements in certain areas. What have they done to get better? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR Tags: States (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Medicaid Infant Mortality United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

CareSource, Cleveland Clinic ink deal
Ohio ’s largest Medicaid managed care plan provider has come together with an agreement with the Cleveland Clinic. Dayton-based CareSource and the Cleveland Clinic have resolved their contract negotiations, according to a joint statement from both parties. “We are pleased to announce that Cleveland Clinic and CareSource have signed a long-term contract solidifying that CareSource Medicaid and MyCare members can continue to have their care covered at Cleveland Clinic without any interruption,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: DBJ Staff Source Type: news

DaVita looks at divesting managed-care businesses after another poor quarter
DaVita Inc. balanced another disappointing quarter from its managed-care business with another solid quarter from its core kidney-care operations, though the issues with its physician holdings are growing to the point where CEO Kent Thiry suggested the company could be looking to divest itself of some of them. The Denver-based company (NYSE: DVA) reported adjusted net income of 97 cents per share Tuesday, further adjusted to exclude amortization for the quarter. While that landed right in the middle… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

DaVita looks at divesting managed-care businesses after another poor quarter
DaVita Inc. balanced another disappointing quarter from its managed-care business with another solid quarter from its core kidney-care operations, though the issues with its physician holdings are growing to the point where CEO Kent Thiry suggested the company could be looking to divest itself of some of them. The Denver-based company (NYSE: DVA) reported adjusted net income of 97 cents per share Tuesday, further adjusted to exclude amortization for the quarter. While that landed right in the middle… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

‘Death by 1,000 Knives’ Could Be Instore for Clinical Laboratories, Pathology Groups Not Prepared to Comply with New Medicare Part B Regulations
Medical laboratory leaders and pathologists must be fully aware of the coming legal and regulatory changes taking place starting January 1, 2018, or risk fines and decreased reimbursements January 1, 2018, marks the start of new Medicare Part B price cuts for clinical laboratory  and anatomic pathology testing. But decreasing reimbursement rates is just one […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 1, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement CLIA clin Source Type: news

‘Death by 1,000 Knives’ Could Be in Store for Clinical Laboratories, Pathology Groups Not Prepared to Comply with New Medicare Part B Regulations
Medical laboratory leaders and pathologists must be fully aware of the coming legal and regulatory changes taking place starting January 1, 2018, or risk fines and decreased reimbursements January 1, 2018, marks the start of new Medicare Part B price cuts for clinical laboratory  and anatomic pathology testing. But decreasing reimbursement rates is just one […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 1, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement CLIA clin Source Type: news

As Open Enrollment for Obamacare Begins, Confusion Reigns
The Affordable Care Act ’ s fifth open enrollment season starts Wednesday, but after months of attacks in Washington, many consumers are confused about the law. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Trump, Donald J Macon (Ga) Georgia Source Type: news

Insurers Add 1 Million Medicaid Patients In 2017 Amid Failed Obamacare Repeals
Managed-care plans are taking an unprecedented role in providing health care to poor Americans thanks in part to more states opting in to the ACA ’s Medicaid expansion. About 73% of Medicaid beneficiaries-- 54.8 million -- are enrolled in private plans that contract with Medicaid, a new report says. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

The Governor Blocked Medicaid Expansion. Now Maine Voters Could Overrule Him.
The state is the first in the nation to put expansion of the health insurance program on the ballot, opening a new front in the political battle over Obamacare. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Medicaid Maine Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) LePage, Paul R Health Insurance and Managed Care Politics and Government Source Type: news

Assessing Changes to Medicaid Managed Care Regulations: Facilitating Integration of Physical and Behavioral Health Care
Brief summarizes how recent federal regulations are encouraging an integrated approach to behavioral and physical health care. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Iowa Withdraws Request to Leave Obamacare Market
The state wanted to offer lower premiums in exchange for higher deductibles in a far-reaching effort to circumvent the federal law ’ s requirements. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Iowa Source Type: news

Reduction in fall rate in dementia managed care through video incident review: pilot study - Bayen E, Jacquemot J, Netscher G, Agrawal P, Tabb Noyce L, Bayen A.
BACKGROUND: Falls of individuals with dementia are frequent, dangerous, and costly. Early detection and access to the history of a fall is crucial for efficient care and secondary prevention in cognitively impaired individuals. However, most falls remain u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Health Savings Accounts Reach Nearly $43 Billion in Assets as Consumers with High-Deductible Health Plans Look to Cash-in on Tax-Free Savings
Push to expand the reach of health savings plans should help consumers pay for out-of-pocket medical laboratory services and other healthcare expenses High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) continue to impact hospitals, clinical laboratories, and anatomic pathology groups due to the strain they put on healthcare consumers who struggle to pay their medical bills. Even worse, studies […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 23, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement 401K Specialist Ascensus Begonya Klumb clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Devenir Eric Remjeske HDHP Health Savings Source Type: news

Decline in Imaging Utilization Could Be Linked to Changes in Policies and Funding for Diagnostics; Could Something Similar Happen with Anatomic Pathology?
New study analyzes the dramatic decline in the utilization of imaging diagnostics between 2008 and 2014 and suggests that reductions in imaging use could be the result of changes in federal policy, increased deductibles, and cost-cutting focuses Anatomic pathologists have experienced sustained cuts to reimbursements for both technical component and professional component services during the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 20, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement ABIMF American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation anatomic pathology Charles P Source Type: news

Anthem Joins With CVS to Start Its Own Pharmacy Business
The move is another shake-up in the pharmacy benefits manager industry, and deals a blow to Express Scripts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Anthem Inc CVS Caremark Corporation Express Scripts Inc Source Type: news

Public Health: Trump ’ s Attack on Insurer ‘ Gravy Train ’ Could Actually Help a Lot of Consumers
State regulators and insurers have found a way to funnel more federal money into the markets and protect consumers from big rate hikes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Federal Aid (US) United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Frequently Asked Questions: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Final Rule for Medicaid and CHIP (October 2017)
FAQ on the implementation of CMS'final rule applying certain provisions of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 to Medicaid managed care organizations, Medicaid alternative benefit plans and the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2 Senators Strike Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off
A plan by Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington to fund health subsidies for low-income consumers won President Trump ’ s backing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Alexander, Lamar Murray, Patty United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

2 Senators Have Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off
The plan by the two senators, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington, would fund the subsidies that President Trump said he would cut off. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS KAPLAN Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Alexander, Lamar Murray, Patty United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

A Diabetes Monitor That Spares the Fingers
The device helps me control my glucose without pricking my fingers to test drops of blood. I buy it overseas, but it ’ s coming to America. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LARISSA ZIMBEROFF Tags: Diabetes Sensors Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Your Money Adviser: The Benefits (and the Catch) of Health Savings Accounts
H.S.A.s offer a triple tax benefit, and if you change jobs, the H.S.A. moves with you. But they ’ re available only with high-deductible health insurance plans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANN CARRNS Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Personal Finances Source Type: news

Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again
President Trump is expected to scrap critical health insurance subsidies on Friday, a day after he signed an executive order undermining the Affordable Care Act. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR, MAGGIE HABERMAN and REED ABELSON Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Executive Orders and Memorandums Trump, Donald J Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

One of Dayton ’s top CEOs set to retire
CareSource President and CEO Pamela Morris will retire in May, the company has confirmed to the Dayton Business Journal. Morris founded and leads the nonprofit Medicaid-managed care and health insurance company, which has grown to become one of the largest firms in the Dayton region. The company, with $7.2 billion in revenue, has more than 2,200 local employees and has established a major downtown presence.  Under Morris' leadership, CareSource has grown to become one of the nation’s largest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Foiled in Congress, Trump Signs Order to Undermine Obamacare
President Trump issued an order on Thursday to allow the sale of health insurance plans that are exempt from some Affordable Care Act coverage rules. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and REED ABELSON Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Executive Orders and Memorandums Trump, Donald J Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Foiled in Congress, Trump Moves on His Own to Undermine Obamacare
President Trump is expected to issue an order on Thursday to allow the sale of health insurance plans that are exempt from some Affordable Care Act rules. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Small Business Executive Orders and Memorandums Trump, Donald J Obama, Barack Source Type: news

In New Test for Obamacare, Iowa Seeks to Abandon Marketplace
Its plan would give premium subsidies to well-off people but increase out-of-pocket costs for many with modest incomes. Other states could potentially follow. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Iowa Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Doubtful Science Behind Arguments to Restrict Birth Control Access
A Trump administration effort to weaken rules on health care coverage of contraception has raised legal questions. It should also raise medical ones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Birth Control and Family Planning Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health and Human Services Department Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Can the U.S. Repair Its Health Care While Keeping Its Innovation Edge?
The two are not mutually exclusive, but harm to innovation in America could harm other nations, too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL and AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Innovation United States Economy Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Economics (Theory and Philosophy) Source Type: news

Trump Administration Rolls Back Birth Control Mandate
New rules vastly expand religious exemptions from an Obama-era requirement for employers to include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Birth Control and Family Planning United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Sessions, Jefferson B III Freedom of Religion Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Bill to Rescue Children ’ s Health Program Hits Snag in House
The partisan brawl that broke out in the House Energy Committee dashed hopes that the Children ’ s Health Insurance Program would be quickly refinanced. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

With Affordable Care Act ’ s Future Cloudy, Costs for Many Seem Sure to Soar
Some insurers have been granted double-digit rate increases for 2018 amid questions about the stability of the individual market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

AmeriHealth Caritas lands Delaware Medicaid contract
AmeriHealth Caritas, the region ’s largest Medicaid managed care organization, is expanding into a new state —this one close to home. The Delaware Department of Health said Social Services has awarded one of two Medicaid provider contracts to the Philadelphia-based company. The other contract to serve about 200,000 Medicaid recipients in the state was awarded to Highmark Health Options Blue Cross Blue Shield, which has served the Medicaid market in Delaware for the past three years, The state… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

AmeriHealth Caritas lands Delaware Medicaid contract
AmeriHealth Caritas, the region ’s largest Medicaid managed care organization, is expanding into a new state —this one close to home. The Delaware Department of Health said Social Services has awarded one of two Medicaid provider contracts to the Philadelphia-based company. The other contract to serve about 200,000 Medicaid recipients in the state was awarded to Highmark Health Options Blue Cross Blue Shield, which has served the Medicaid market in Delaware for the past three years, The state… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

The New Health Care: What Makes Singapore ’ s Health Care So Cheap?
The most frustrating part about its system is that it ’ s misused by those on both the left and right who want to hold it up as an example. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL and AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Singapore Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicine and Health Politics and Government Hospitals Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Blockchain Technology Could Impact How Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups Exchange Lab Test Data
Insurers might use blockchain technology to enable instantaneous verification and interoperability of healthcare records, which could impact clinical laboratory payment systems Medical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups are keenly aware that connected, secure, interoperable health records are critical to smooth, efficient workflows. However, the current often dysfunctional state of health information technology (HIT) in America’s […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 29, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimburs Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Which Country Has the Best Health Care System? Readers Respond
“ Americans should understand the tranquillity of spirit that truly universal health care brings to a population, ” one reader who lives in France says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL and AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Nonprofit Organizations Source Type: news

UCLA report shows frail Angelenos reject managed health program
Three in five of the poorest, sickest residents in Los Angeles County have rejected a managed health care program meant to improve their access to health services, according to a  policy brief  by the  UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. As a result, the county ’s opt-out rate for the program is the highest in California, pushing overall enrollment far lower than expected.The managed care program, called Cal MediConnect, was designed to integrate financing and delivery of medical, mental health and other health care services for 415,000 medically frail elderly or severely disabled young Californian...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCLA report shows most vulnerable Angelenos reject managed health program
Three in five of the poorest, sickest residents in Los Angeles County have rejected a managed health care program meant to improve their access to health services, according to a  policy brief  by the  UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. As a result, the county ’s opt-out rate for the program is the highest in California, pushing overall enrollment far lower than expected.The managed care program, called Cal MediConnect, was designed to integrate financing and delivery of medical, mental health and other health care services for 415,000 medically frail elderly or severely disabled young Californian...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Because of Expanded Numbers of Patients with High-deductible Health Plans, Patients Are Now Responsible for 30% of Hospital Revenues
Medical laboratories and pathology groups should expect point-of-service collection strategies to become increasingly important to their overall success Not only is patient bad debt a growing problem for the nation’s hospitals, but it is now getting national attention within the hospital industry. This is bad news for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups, because the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 22, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement AccuReg Avality Brian Sanderson ClearBalance clinical laborat Source Type: news

New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘ the Most Radical ’
The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE ZERNIKE, REED ABELSON and ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicaid Law and Legislation States (US) United States Politics and Government Senate Republican Party Graham, Lindsey Cassidy, Bill (1957- ) Source Type: news

Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort is Most Far-Reaching
The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE ZERNIKE, REED ABELSON and ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicaid Source Type: news

Public Health: Obamacare Repeal Bill Offers Both Enormous Flexibility and Uncertainty
States would be given money to establish their own health policies, and it ’ s hard to know who would remain covered and how. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care Senate Republican Party Source Type: news

Public Health: How the Latest Obamacare Repeal Plan Would Work
States would be given money to establish their own health policies, and it ’ s hard to know who would remain covered and how. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care Senate Republican Party Source Type: news

Medicare Clinical Laboratory Price Cuts and Cost-cutting Predicted to be 2018 ’s Two Biggest Trends for Medical Laboratories in the United States
To offset the loss of revenue from the price cuts to Medicare Part B clinical laboratory tests, labs will need to aggressively—but wisely—slash costs to balance their budgets Any day now, Medicare officials will announce the Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) for 2018. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 20, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections dark daily home page darkdaily.com Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations News Source Type: news

Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law Repeal
Senator Lamar Alexander gave up on his effort to shore up health care markets as his fellow Republicans pressured lawmakers to back the latest Affordable Care Act repeal. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN Tags: United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Republican Party House of Representatives Senate Law and Legislation Alexander, Lamar Murray, Patty Graham, Lindsey Source Type: news