CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application From the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities for Continued Approval of Its Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Accreditation Program
Notice from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of receipt of an application for continued recognition of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) as a national accrediting organization for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Comments are due by November 15, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 15, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Independent Rural Health Clinic Cost Report; 2) Bid Pricing Tool (BPT) for Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP); and 3) Implementation of Medicare and Medicaid Programs; —Promoting Interoperability Programs (Stage 3) (CMS-10552). Comments are due by December 13, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 14, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

'It's part of who we are': How diversity, equity and inclusion shape CareSource's mission
With more than 2 million Medicaid members in five states, CareSource serves a diverse demographic, and the nonprofit health plan has spent years developing initiatives to reduce and eliminate health disparities within its communities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

'It's part of who we are': How diversity, equity and inclusion shape CareSource's mission
With more than 2 million Medicaid members in five states, CareSource serves a diverse demographic, and the nonprofit health plan has spent years developing initiatives to reduce and eliminate health disparities within its communities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Health Partners Plans adds large hospital and big health system to its network
Jefferson Health is about to acquire full ownership of Health Partners Plan, but until a few weeks ago its flagship Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was not part of the Philadelphia managed care company's provider network. That changed with the signing of a contract last month that added all 18 Jefferson hospitals to the health insurer's network. Health Partners Plans, which has 291,000 Medicaid and Medicare members, also recently added Tower Health to its list of providers. “We are excited… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

MassHealth to cover Pear Therapeutics' reSET and reSET-O
Around two million people receive coverage through Massachusetts'Medicaid program. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Comparative analysis of dental procedure mix in public and private dental benefits programs
Conclusions: Children with public benefits have a procedure mix comparable with those with private benefits. There are substantial differences in procedure mix between publicly and privately insured adults. Even in states that provide extensive dental benefits in Medicaid, those programs primarily finance invasive surgical treatment as opposed to preventive treatment.Practical implications: There is a need to assess best practices in publicly funded programs for children and translate those attributes to programs for adults for more equitable benefit design and care delivery across public and private insurers. (S...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 12, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CMS Clarifies Medicare Recognition of Interstate Licensure Compacts
Describes updated guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding interstate licensure compacts, which are an area of ongoing policy change in relation to expanding telehealth services for Medicare enrollees. Notes that CMS will recognize licenses obtained through compacts as valid. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 12, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Clinics Bore Much of the Vaccine Rollout. Many Haven't Been Paid. Clinics Bore Much of the Vaccine Rollout. Many Haven't Been Paid.
Federally qualified health centers from California to Michigan are mired in a bureaucratic mess over how they should be paid under Medicaid for each dose of COVID vaccine given.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The actual, long-term cost of intentional injury care among a cohort of Maryland Medicaid recipients - Dezman ZDW, Thurman P, Stockwell I.
BACKGROUND: Intentional injury (both self-harm and interpersonal) are major causes of morbidity and mortality, yet there is little data on the per-person cost of caring for these patients. Extant data focuses on hospital charges related to the initial admi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections: Hospital-Onset Adult Sepsis Events Versus Current Reportable Conditions
Conclusions CDC's HO-ASE definition detects many serious nosocomial infections missed by currently reportable HAIs. HO-ASE surveillance could increase the efficiency and clinical significance of surveillance while identifying new targets for prevention. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why, When and How to Test At-Home for COVID-19
As we close in on two years of living with COVID-19, quick and accurate tests for COVID-19 remain an urgent priority. In fact, as schools reopen, businesses resume operations and people return to work, rapid testing could be the key to preventing Delta or any new variants of SARS-CoV-2 from flaring into even larger outbreaks. But that’s only if testing is used in the right way, at the right time and in the right places. With more opportunities for people to interact in public settings where the virus can spread, it’s never been more important to know who is infected and potentially seeding new COVID-19 infectio...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

"The Resistance Chicks" discuss the large number of deaths linked to COVID-19 vaccines – Brighteon.TV
(Natural News) “The Resistance Chicks” Leah and Michelle Svensson talk about the large number of deaths reported due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in the latest episode of the “Headline News” on Brighteon.TV. They focus on the data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) presented by lawyer Thomas Renz at Clay... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Medicare Fee-for-Service Prepayment Review of Medical Records; 2) The ESRD Network Peer Mentoring Program; and 3) Conditions of Coverage for Portable X-ray Suppliers and Supporting Regulations. Comments are due by November 4, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 5, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Medicare Reverses Course On Decision To Universally Cover Breakthrough Medical Devices For 4 Years
In January the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule on coverage of breakthrough medical devices that would allow for coverage for four years. Last month, CMS reversed course, by proposing to rescind the rule due primarily to clinical evidence concerns. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System and Quality Reporting Updates for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2021 (FY 2022); Correction
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making technical corrections to theAugust 4, 2021, final rule for FY 2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS). The correction is effective October 1, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 4, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Fiscal Year 2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System and Quality Reporting Updates for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2021; Correction
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making technical corrections to theAugust 4, 2021, final rule for FY 2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS). The correction is effective October 1, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 1, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Medicare Appeals; Adjustment to the Amount in Controversy Threshold Amounts for Calendar Year 2022
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announcing the annual adjustment in the amount in controversy (AIC) threshold amounts for Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings and judicial review under the Medicare appeals process. The calendar year 2022 AIC threshold amounts are $180 for ALJ hearings and $1,760 for judicial review. These adjustments will be effective for requests filed on or after January 1, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

DHS Improves Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services for Medicaid Members
Beginning November 1, 2021, Wisconsin Medicaid members who participate in eligible programs will be working with a new vendor, Veyo, to get transportation to their covered health care appointments. This benefit, referred to as non-emergency medical transportation or NEMT, is available when members lack access to transportation, require assistance because of disabilities, or have their appointments in locations or at times when public transportation is not available. The outgoing vendor, MTM,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 29, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

CareSource eyes expansion into Iowa, secures office space in Des Moines
It's a big move for Ohio's largest Medicaid managed care organization — one that could expand the company's footprint into its seventh state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

CareSource eyes expansion into Iowa, secures office space in Des Moines
Dayton-based CareSource plans to bid on a contract to manage Medicaid benefits in Iowa. It's a big move for Ohio's largest Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) — one that could expand the company's footprint into its seventh state. CareSource on Wednesday confirmed its intent to submit a proposal to serve Iowans covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides low-cost coverage to children whose families earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. The Iowa… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

What Happens When the World ’s Most Popular COVID-19 Dashboard Can’t Get Data?
One Monday in late February 2020, Lauren Gardner was working frantically. The website she’d been managing around the clock for the last month—which tracked cases of an emerging respiratory disease called COVID-19, and presented the spread in maps and charts—was, all of a sudden, getting inundated with visitors and kept crashing. As Gardner, an associate professor of engineering at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), struggled to get the site online again, an official in the Trump Administration falsely claimed on Twitter that JHU had deliberately censored the information. “Seems like bad timing to sto...
Source: TIME: Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Paying Less for Drugs With Problematic Approvals? Paying Less for Drugs With Problematic Approvals?
The FDA's accelerated approval process has recently caused outrage; now some Medicaid experts suggest reducing payment until the clinical benefit of these drugs is proved in confirmatory trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Miami Man Sentenced for Healthcare Fraud Kickback Scheme
FDA OCI, Michael Olshavsky, Miami FL, sentence, kickbacks, urine drug testing, opioids, Florida lab, Medicare, Virginia Medicaid, TennCare, fraud, health care, medication-assisted treatment, substance use disorder, payments, disguised, commissions, Encore Holdings, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 28, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Study Shows Access to Care Often Difficult for Mesothelioma Patients
When it comes to malignant pleural mesothelioma, not everyone is treated equally. A disparity in access to care makes the difference in mesothelioma treatment quite dramatic, according to the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Patients without access to expert multidisciplinary care at high-volume, academic facilities are being inappropriately undertreated for their disease,” medical oncologist Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “The access is not adequate as it should be for everyone.” Rodriguez led a recent study at Univers...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 28, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chris Elkins Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments on the following information requests: 1) Information Collection Requirements in HSQ-110, Acquisition, Protection and Disclosure of Peer review Organization Information and Supporting Regulations; 2) Information Collection Requirements in 42 CFR 478.18, 478.34, 478.36, 478.42, QIO Reconsiderations and Appeals; and 3) Generic Beneficiary and Family Centered-Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) Data Collection Research. Comments are due by November 29, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 28, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Application by the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) for Continued CMS Approval of Its Diabetes Outpatient Self-Management Training Program
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approving the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) for continued recognition of the American Diabetes Association as a national accrediting organization of accrediting entities that wish to furnish diabetes outpatient self-management training services to Medicare beneficiaries. The approval is effective September 27, 2021, through September 27, 2027. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 28, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Impact of medicaid expansion on reported incidents of child neglect and physical abuse - McGinty EE, Nair R, Assini-Meytin LC, Stuart EA, Letourneau EJ.
INTRODUCTION: The U.S. Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion, which allowed states to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income adults beginning in 2014, has reduced the risk factors for child neglect and physical abuse, including parental financial insecuri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Application by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for Continued CMS Approval of Its Diabetes Outpatient Self-Management Training Program
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approving the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for continued recognition of the American Diabetes Association as a national accrediting organization of accrediting entities that wish to furnish diabetes outpatient self-management training services to Medicare beneficiaries. The approval is effective September 27, 2021, through September 27, 2027. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 27, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act Section 1003 Demonstration Evaluation and 2) Medicaid Drug Use Review (DUR) Program. Comments are due by November 23, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 24, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Promoting Continuous Coverage During the Postpartum Period: Lessons Learned from Medicaid Coverage Transitions and the Public Health Emergency
Researchers interviewed national maternal health leaders to discuss steps policymakers can take to increase coverage continuity during the postpartum following the end of the COVID-19. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care - September 23, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Johnston EM Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Child and Family Well-Being National Source Type: news

Big federal win clears wide market for SA ’s Bluegrass Vascular
Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has cleared a major federal hurdle that ’s limited its commercialization opportunities.  The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services has finalized a new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code and New Technology Ambulatory Payment Classification assignment for use of its  novel technology — the Surfacer Inside-Out Access Catheter System. It’s a significant win for the San Antonio-based medical technology company, considerably expanding its market potential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Medicare Expansion Clashes With Health Care for the Poor as Budget Bill Shrinks
Under pressure to cut the bill ’s cost, Democrats disagree over whether to offer more benefits to older Americans or to cover more of the working poor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Weisman and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Democratic Party Health and Human Services Department House Committee on Ways and Means Medicaid Medicare Source Type: news

Millions Could Soon Lose Medicaid Coverage Started During the Pandemic
If you enrolled in Medicaid during the pandemic, you could lose your coverage when the emergency declaration ends. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UAB to adjust vaccine mandate following new federal rules
UAB will be making changes to its vaccine mandate in anticipation of new federal regulations. According to WBRC, the UAB Health System will remove its policy requiring Covid vaccinations for employees due to the recent executive order issued by President Joe Biden. UAB will end the requirement and replace its current policy based on guidance from upcoming federal rules, which will include mandatory vaccinations for employees of health care facilities receiving Medicare or Medicaid funds. "UAB… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

UAB to adjust vaccine mandate following new federal rules
UAB will be making changes to its vaccine mandate in anticipation of new federal regulations. According to WBRC, the UAB Health System will remove its policy requiring Covid vaccinations for employees due to the recent executive order issued by President Joe Biden. UAB will end the requirement and replace its current policy based on guidance from upcoming federal rules, which will include mandatory vaccinations for employees of health care facilities receiving Medicare or Medicaid funds. "UAB… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

St. Petersburg man sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud
A 36-year-old St. Petersburg man has been sentenced to one year in prison for health care fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Marcus Lloyd Anderson submitted false claims to the Florida Medicaid program and other related managed care organizations for services he never provided to patients per court documents. Additionally, Anderson stole the credentials of multiple doctors and stole more than $300,000 from the programs by falsifying bills, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Devonta Davis Source Type: news

Department of Justice Recovers $1.8B from Medical Laboratory Owners and Others Accused of Alleged Healthcare Fraud During COVID-19 Pandemic
It did not take long for fraudsters to pursue hundreds of billions of federal dollars designated to support SARS-CoV-2 testing and it is rare when federal prosecutors bring cases only a few months after illegal lab testing schemes are identified As if the COVID-19 pandemic weren’t bad enough, unscrupulous clinical laboratory operators quickly sought to […] The post Department of Justice Recovers $1.8B from Medical Laboratory Owners and Others Accused of Alleged Healthcare Fraud During COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 17, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement anatomic pathology cardiac testing centers for medicare and medicaid s Source Type: news

Medicaid
Stable, affordable health coverage for people in the United States is the starting point to improving health outcomes and building a Culture of Health. In the United States nearly 75 million people rely on Medicaid for health coverage. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care - September 16, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

The impact of dental Medicaid reform on dental care provider activity and market penetration of dental support organizations
 J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Aug 25;S0002-8177(21)00301-9. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.007.Online ahead of print.AbstractBackground: Medicaid state dental programs have experienced changes related to provider practice settings with the increased growth of dental support organizations (DSOs). The authors conducted this study to assess the impact of state Medicaid reform on the dental practice environment by examining provider activity and practice setting.Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of more than 13 million dental claims in the Virginia Medicaid program. It included children and dental c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 15, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Statement from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Public Health and Racial Justice Advocates Strongly Supports Congress Permanently Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap
Organizations devoted to health equity, dismantling structural racism, and advancing social justice strongly supports Congress closing Medicaid coverage gap. (Source: RWJF - News Releases)
Source: RWJF - News Releases - September 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology and Definition of Reasonable and Necessary
Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would repeal theJanuary 14, 2021, final rule titled "Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) and Definition of 'Reasonable and Necessary.'" Comments are due by October 15, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What Will Happen to Unprecedented High Medicaid Enrollment After the Public Health Emergency?
Following unprecedented Medicaid enrollment during the public health emergency, an analysis projects that 15 million people could lose Medicaid coverage when the emergency declaration ends. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - September 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Buettgens M Tags: Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

CMS to kill payment program for 'breakthrough' medical devices
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to kil...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology organizations oppose CMS' labor policy SIR objects to CMS rule change ASTRO calls proposed CMS cuts 'draconian' CMS revokes PET infection, inflammation imaging barrier CMS unveils final rule to speed up coverage of advanced tech (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Helped Americans' Blood Pressure
Title: Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Helped Americans'Blood PressureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - September 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology and Definition of Reasonable and Necessary
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would repeal theJanuary 14, 2021, final rule titled "Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) and Definition of 'Reasonable and Necessary.'" Comments are due within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for September 15, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 14, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization delivers high-quality care, Medicare savings
ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization (ACO) LLC earned a quality score of 97.81% while generating $32.3 million in cost savings for the Medicare program in 2020. That's according to recently released performance data from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Service (CMS). The Mayo Clinic Community ACO has participated for a year and a half in the Medicare Shared Savings Program offered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation… (Source: Mayo Clinic Business News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Business News - September 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Public Inspection: OPM, IRS, EBSA, CMS: Requirements Related to Air Ambulance Services, Agent and Broker Disclosures, and Provider Enforcement
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Office of Personnel Management, Internal Revenue Service, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implementing certain provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Proposed changes include requiring plans, issuers, and providers of air ambulance services to submit to HHS certain data regarding air ambulance services and implementing penalties for failure to submit data, among other things. Comments are due within 30 days of the publication of this notice, which is scheduled for September 16, 2021. (Source: F...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 13, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS Announces the Availability of $25.5 Billion in COVID-19 Provider Funding
Announces $25.5 billion of funding to support healthcare providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including $8.5 billion for providers who serve rural Medicaid, Medicare, or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) patients. Funding also includes $17 billion for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4, which is based on lost revenues and expenditures from July 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 10, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Biden Orders Vaccine-Or-Test Mandate For Businesses With 100 Or More Workers
Biden is requiring “most health care settings” that get Medicare and Medicaid funds to mandate vaccines for a collective 17 million workers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Solender, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news