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Kaiser Permanente CEO: Health Care Must Mean More Than Coverage
Health care has been in the spotlight this year — and most of the focus has been on what is not working for the American people. Like many other industries that have undergone significant transformation before health care, the way forward is rarely simple or defined. There is no question it’s time for the health care industry to reflect the changing needs of America. Yet, is the health care system so broken that — to solve for 30 million more people getting access to high-quality, affordable care — we must throw out what is currently working for the 300 million people who have access to coverage whi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bernard J. Tyson Tags: Uncategorized health Health Care politics The CEO Initiative Source Type: news

Analyst: Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria expected to have impact on med device revenue
The combination of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are expected to have at least a net 1% impact on US med device revenue for the 3rd quarter, according to a Barclay’s note to investors from analyst Matt Taylor. The disruptions from Maria could extend their impact into the 4th quarter, according to Taylor, who said that most companies have not yet quantified the impact of the most recent hurricane, Maria, on their production and manufacturing facilities. Taylor examined the Medicare populations of each market to analyze the impact on procedures and revenue, offering that medtech firms are levered to Medicare which ...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News bectondickinson Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Edwards Lifesciences Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. Integra LifeSciences Corp. K2M Medtronic Nuvasive Stryker wrightmedical zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Understanding Medicare
October 10, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Better Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid Surgeries Better Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid Surgeries
Medicare data show a downward trend in carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in the US, likely due to improvements in prevention and clinical management, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SonaCare highlights Medicare payment hike for HIFU
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) developer SonaCare Medical said that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SonaCare points to new Medicare HIFU reimbursement code SonaCare debuts international HIFU prostate registry New HIFU center launches in Ohio SonaCare, Invivo team up for HIFU ablation tracking SonaCare lands FDA nod for HIFU system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2017, NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Value Sets for 4th Quarter 2017 Reporting Period for Hospital Quality Reporting Programs
On September 15, 2017, the National Library of Medicine Value Set Authority Center, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, published an addendum to the eCQM annual update specifications originally published in April 2016. This addendum updates eCQM value sets for the 4th quarter of the 2017 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. These changes affect electronic reporting of Electronic Clinical Quality Measures for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and for the Medicare Ele...
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - September 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms
Like virtually all Democrats, Tim Ryan is no fan of Donald Trump. But as he speeds through his northeastern Ohio district in a silver Chevy Suburban, the eight-term Congressman sounds almost as frustrated with his own party. Popping fistfuls of almonds in the backseat, Ryan gripes about its fixation on divisive issues and its “demonization” of business owners. Ryan, 44, was briefly considered for the role of Hillary Clinton’s running mate last year. Now he sounds ready to brawl with his political kin. “We’re going to have a fight,” Ryan says. “There’s no question about it.&rd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Elliott / Youngstown, Ohio Tags: Uncategorized democratic party Source Type: news

Did Bernie Sanders unintentionally help Republicans with their Obamacare repeal?
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who's leading the latest Republican health care effort, said Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" bill helped consolidate support for the GOP repeal measure. CBSN political contributor and Founding Partner of 270 Strategies Lynda Tran joins "Red& Blue" to discuss. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Affordable Care Act Is Being Exploited to Foster Opioid Relapse
As so often happens, a frantic mother called us about her 19-year-old daughter, who I’ll call Jen. A heroin addict, Jen had been shuttled between multiple treatment centers and sober homes by greedy marketers looking to cash in on the teenager’s insurance benefits by keeping her perpetually in recovery, but never sober. As our investigator searched Palm Beach County for Jen, her mother finally reached her by phone. She pleaded with her daughter to leave Florida, to which Jen replied, “Why would I come home? I have all I need here.” In the ensuing months, Jen has become a victim of a vicious cycle kn...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Aronberg Tags: Uncategorized Addiction Affordable Care Act Drugs Health Care Source Type: news

Opportunists Are Exploiting the ACA to Prey on Opioid Addicts
As so often happens, a frantic mother called us about her 19-year-old daughter, who I’ll call Jen. A heroin addict, Jen had been shuttled between multiple treatment centers and sober homes by greedy marketers looking to cash in on the teenager’s insurance benefits by keeping her perpetually in recovery, but never sober. As our investigator searched Palm Beach County for Jen, her mother finally reached her by phone. She pleaded with her daughter to leave Florida, to which Jen replied, “Why would I come home? I have all I need here.” In the ensuing months, Jen has become a victim of a vicious cycle kn...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Aronberg Tags: Uncategorized Addiction Affordable Care Act Drugs Health Care Source Type: news

Netsmart lands statewide contract after successful pilot
Overland Park-based Netsmart will deploy its solutions to more than 300 clinics throughout Missouri after a successful pilot of its Healthcare Homes program. Missouri was one of the first states to test-drive the program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which combines physical and behavioral health data under one system. “It was designed to change the way behavioral health providers operate in the state of Missouri, to f ocus on whole-person health,” said Brent McGinty,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Netsmart lands statewide contract after successful pilot
Overland Park-based Netsmart will deploy its solutions to more than 300 clinics throughout Missouri after a successful pilot of its Healthcare Homes program. Missouri was one of the first states to test-drive the program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which combines physical and behavioral health data under one system. “It was designed to change the way behavioral health providers operate in the state of Missouri, to f ocus on whole-person health,” said Brent McGinty,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Better clinical care may contribute to fewer carotid artery surgeries
A nationwide study that reviewed 16 years of Medicare beneficiary data showed a steady reduction in carotid endarterectomy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Medicare Heart Failure Initiatives Exclude Half of Cases
(MedPage Today) -- At one hospital, actively managed HF often didn't fit CMS criteria (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Anthem To Buy Medicare Advantage Plan In Lucrative Florida Market
Tapping into Florida ’s booming population of seniors, Anthem will buy a fast-growing Medicare Advantage plan and its network of primary care centers for an undisclosed sum. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI 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

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Innovation Center New Direction
Through this informal Request for Information (RFI) the CMS Innovation Center (Innovation Center) is seeking your feedback on a new direction to promote patient-centered care and test market-driven reforms that empower beneficiaries as consumers, provide price transparency, increase choices and competition to drive quality, reduce costs, and improve outcomes. Comments will be received through 11:59 p.m. EST November 20, 2017. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Would a "Medicare for All" system work in the U.S.?
Bernie Sanders introduced his "Medicare for All" plan to the Senate last week. While some Democrats have backed the legislation, some policy experts have doubts. Hoover Institution senior fellow Lanhee Chen joined "Red& Blue" to discuss why single-payer plan could be too good to be true. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republicans Eye Last-Ditch Attempt to Repeal Obamacare, Again
Just two weeks ago, the forecast for Republicans was bleak: the GOP had dramatically failed to repeal Obamacare earlier in the summer, and reports of tension on Capitol Hill made it seem unlikely they would pull it together. But in a startling reversal of fortune over the last week, Republicans lawmakers have resuscitated a new effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The bill in question, Graham-Cassidy, named for its co-sponsors Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Bill Cassidy, has earned the White House’s backing, and received tacit support on Tuesday from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “It is better ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Affordable Care Act Congress Donald Trump Health Care Healthcare Lindsey Graham Mitch McConnell Obamacare Source Type: news

MedPAC Debates Expansion of Telehealth Payment
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission discussed the effects that expanding payment for telehealth services could have on increased access and increased claims. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Update 2017 (Augusst 2017)
The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis reports annually on rural beneficiary enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, noting any trends or new developments evident in the data. These reports are based on data through March of each year, capturing results of open enrollment periods. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HealthMine: Only 12 percent of Medicare users say their health plan offers telemedicine
A new survey from HealthMine of 500 Medicare users aged 65 and older suggests that most Medicare beneficiaries still either don ’t have access to telemedicine options or aren’t aware of those options. Since the survey data is self-reported, it’s hard to tell which is the case. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Value Sets for 4th Quarter 2017 Reporting Period for Hospital Quality Reporting Programs
On September 15, 2017, The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), published an addendum to the eCQM annual update specifications originally published in April 2016. This addendum updates eCQM value sets for the 4th quarter of the 2017 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). These changes affect electronic reporting of eCQMs for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program (IQR) and for th...
Source: NLM General Announcements - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Public Libraries Spotlight: Susan K. McClelland, Health & Wellness Librarian, Oak Park Public Library, IL
Name: Susan K. McClelland Title: Health & Wellness Librarian, Oak Park Public Library Education: BA, Art History, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; MLIS, University of Illinois, GSLIS. How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? For a number of years I was a library associate at the American Hospital Association headquarters library in Chicago, IL and later as a medical indexer for publications at the American Medical Association library in Chicago, I became familiar with a host of medical specialties, specialty board certification rigors and consumer health organizations. I was fascinat...
Source: The Cornflower - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight health and wellness librarian oakpark public library Source Type: news

Potentially Inappropriate Meds Common in Home Health Patients Potentially Inappropriate Meds Common in Home Health Patients
A high prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication use among Medicare home health nursing patients puts this population at significantly increased risk for hospitalization, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

ACA Enrollees Who Don't Switch to Medicare Face Penalties
3 days ago ... Penalties Loom for ACA Enrollees Who Don't Switch to Medicare. Sept. 30 is deadline to avoid added costs. by Dena Bunis, AARP, September  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

MAP Rural Health Workgroup 2017-2018 Call for Nominations
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is establishing a rural health workgroup under the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) to advise the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the selection of rural-relevant measures for use in certain federal value-based purchasing and quality reporting programs. TheMAP Rural Health Workgroup will consist of no more than 25 members with expertise in the areas of rural health, program implementation, and quality measurement. The NQF is acceptingnominations through September 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm Eastern time. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 19, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Claret Medical touts Sentinel data in TAVR study
Claret Medical today released results from a study of its Sentinel cerebral protection system, touting reduced early occurrence of stroke associated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures and lowered mortality rates. The study of the device was recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions, the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based company said. The Sentinel embolic protection device is designed to trap blood clots and prevent stroke during heart valve replacement procedures, which Claret Medical touts as the 1st and only FDA-cleared device to do so. “In...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Neurological Claret Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Another extension for Abbott ’ s tender for Alere
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) today announced yet another extension of its tender offer for all outstanding Alere (NYSE:ALR) Series B convertible perpetual preferred shares at $402 per share, pushing the deadline from Sept. 15. to near the end of the month. As part of the offering, Abbott said it will also pay for unpaid dividends to the settlement date of the tender offer in cash, without interest and subject to applicable taxes. The offer, originally announced on July 17, is being extended to “allow additional time for the consummation of the merger,” Abbott said in a press release. The offe...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Diagnostics Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Abbott Alere Source Type: news

Emergency Response and Recovery: Hurricanes
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 09/15/2017 This Web page provides information about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)'response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. It details the federal states of emergency, administrative actions for Medicare, waivers for affected states, and fraud and phishing. It provides links to relevant documents for facilities, and from CMS and affected states. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Response and Recovery: Pandemic, Infectious Diseases, and Biological Hazards
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 08/28/2017 This Web page provides information and links about emergency response to pandemics and infectious diseases, specifically the 2016 Zika virus outbreak, and the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. It provides information about new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid funding to health departments in American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida to help combat the Zika virus. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Response and Recovery: Cyber Emergencies
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 08/28/2017 This Web page provides information and links about the extensive cyber-attack that was conducted worldwide beginning on May 12, 2017, in at least 150 countries. It provides guidance on what to do if an organization is the victim of a ransomware attack. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency Response and Recovery: Severe Storms and Flooding
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 12/05/2016 This Web page provides information and links about severe storms and flooding events in several states, dating back to the 2008 Iowa and Indiana Severe Flooding. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Emergency!: Preparedness, Planning, Generators: The New Rules Affecting Health Care
National Fire Protection Association. 06/04/2017 This one-hour, 26-minute video explores the genesis of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule dealing with emergency preparedness and planning, and the implementation challenges and resources to assist provider organizations in carrying out requirements. While acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities have always provided some level of preparedness and planning, the new rule clarifies expectations and performance levels. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing their intent to continue collecting information related to the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board (MGCRB) procedures and criteria. Information collected is used by CMS and the MGCRB to determine eligibility for prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals wishing to be considered part of neighboring geographic areas for payment purposes. Comments regarding the proposed information collection activities must be submitted by October 16, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Time to dial back on diabetes treatment in older patients? Study finds 11 percent are overtreated
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Almost 11 percent of Medicare participants with diabetes had very low blood sugar levels that suggested they were being over-treated, a new study finds. But only 14 percent of these patients had a reduction in blood sugar medication refills in the next six months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hurricane Irma Could Affect Medicare Benefits
Sep 8, 2017 ... AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives. About AARP · AARP Press ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

President Trump Calls Bernie Sanders ’ Single-Payer Health Care Plan a ‘Curse on the U.S.’
President Donald Trump attacked Bernie Sanders’ single-player health care plan on Thursday, calling it a “curse on the U.S.” “Bernie Sanders is pushing hard for a single payer healthcare plan – a curse on the U.S. & its people,” Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon. “I told Republicans to approve healthcare fast or this would happen. But don’t worry, I will veto because I love our country & its people.” Sanders introduced the latest version of his “Medicare for All” health care bill on Wednesday with a third of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate co-...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Health Care onetime Source Type: news

Abiomed buys Danvers, Mass. HQ for $17m
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) said this week it inked a deal to purchase its existing corporate headquarters in Danvers, Mass. for $16.5 million. The company said that it opted to buy the facilities, which includes 12 acres of land and all associated buildings, structures and other improvements, through an option in its existing lease with the original owners. Abiomed said it hopes that the purchase will close by October 30, according to an SEC filing. In early August,  Abiomed saw shares rise 3.2% after the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services announced a lower-than-expected cut to the reimbursement rate for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Abiomed Source Type: news

Diabetes Occurrence, Costs, and Access to Care among Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65 Years and Over (September 2017)
Using data from the 2013 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), this report presents prevalence and access to care patterns of persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and over. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicare for all: Does America really want it?
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, rolled out his Medicare-for-all plan Wednesday (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare-for-all: Does America really want it?
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, rolled out his Medicare-for-all plan Wednesday (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insurers Could Meet Sanders Halfway On Single-Payer Proposal With Medicare Advantage For All
Health insurance companies oppose Bernie Sanders'Medicare For All single payer proposal but favor expansion of Medicare Advantage. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2017 to 2027
Report estimates the cost of federal subsidies for health insurance for people under 65, including Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All: How would it work?
His "single-payer" health care plan aims to redirect -- and reduce -- trillions of U.S. health care spending (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanders' Medicare-for-All Bill Would Preserve MACRA Sanders' Medicare-for-All Bill Would Preserve MACRA
While Medicare for all may sound revolutionary, payments to physicians and hospitals wouldn ’ t be under the legislation, which may never see the light of day in the Republican-controlled Senate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sanders' Medicare-for-All Bill
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Medicare Card Webinar
September 18, 2017 2:00-3:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing their intent to continue collecting information related to the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board (MGCRB) procedures and criteria. Information collected is used by CMS and the MGCRB to determine eligibility for prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals wishing to be considered part of neighboring geographic areas for payment purposes. Comments regarding the proposed information collection activities must be submitted within 30 days of final publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for September 15, 2017....
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 14, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders Just Proposed Single-Payer Health Care. What ’s That?
Sen. Bernie Sanders will unveil the latest version of his single-payer health care plan on Wednesday. The bill, which has garnered 15 co-sponsors in the Senate, would shift the U.S. health care system from one in which most people under age 65 are insured privately—typically through their jobs—into one in which all Americans are insured through the federal government. “Under Bernie’s plan, Americans will benefit from the freedom and security that comes with finally separating health insurance from employment. That freedom would not only help the American people live happier, healthier and more fulfi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Bernie Sanders Congress Health Care Healthcare onetime Source Type: news