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Medicare Part B outpatient drug payment cancelled

December 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will not move forward with a mandatory five-year Medicare initiative that would have tested new ways to pay for outpatient drugs under Medicare Part B.

CMS to test new ACO model for dual-eligibles

December 18, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The pilot will let accountable care organizations manage the Medicaid claims for beneficiaries who receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

LTC industry: Get back to basics ahead of Trump Adminstration

December 12, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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There may be regulatory changes ahead for the long-term care industry under a Trump Administration and Republican-led Congress, but Cynthia Morton says the best thing long-term care facilities can do is to keep doing what they've always done: take care of...

GOP, Trump regime met with optimism

December 9, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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AHCA/NCAL anticipates—and looks forward to—expected regulatory relief and repeal under the new Republican-led White House and Congress.

Home health pushes for more thought on CMS pre-claim policy

December 1, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A coalition of home health providers is encouraging Congress to give Medicare more time to iron out its home health pre-claim policy before pilots begin.

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration, Part II

December 1, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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Contributor Robert Gatty ponders whether sweeping reforms are ahead as President-elect Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet and Republicans retain majority in Congress. 

AHCA ‘excited’ about Trump’s HHS, CMS appointments

November 29, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees and possible changes to the long-term/post-acute care industry, a vice president said in a call with reporters.

Trump names new CMS administrator

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Seema Verma, Indiana-based health policy consultant, to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Verma worked with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on state health care reform.

One-on-one with...Cynthia Morton

November 28, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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What's in store for long-term care in 2017? Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President of NASL, talks about coming regulations and policy changes, including how a Trump administration could affect Medicaid.

Trump picks healthcare leader, plans for healthcare reform

November 11, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Three days after the U.S. election, President-elect Trump has announced his choice to lead the healthcare segment of his transition team.

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration?

November 10, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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The next administration will have to cut back on Medicare spending and fraud. Contributor Robert Gatty speculates whether lawmakers will crack down on avoidable hospital admissions.

What impact will Trump’s victory have on value-based healthcare?

November 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
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As Republicans take control of the executive and legislative branches, how will the new Administration impact healthcare's initiatives and priorities? Healthcare information technology experts weigh in on key policy issues moving forward.

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