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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, April 25, 2018
 
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Financial Incentives to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections Under Alternative Payment Arrangements
RAND Corp • Bevin Cohen, Catherine C. Cohen, Elaine L. Larson, Jianfang Liu, Sherry Glied
The Health 202: Medicare is the name in Democrats' health-care game
Washington Post • Paige Winfield Cunningham
The Health 202: Health industry giants get tax windfall. But it's unclear how it will be used.
Washington Post • Paige Winfield Cunningham
The Wolf in Wonk’s Clothing
Slate • Osita Nwanevu
$3.7M in telehealth payments didn't meet Medicare requirements, OIG finds
Modern Healthcare • Rachel Z. Arndt
Overnight Health Care: New Jersey lawmakers pass ObamaCare mandate | Dems sound warning on short-term insurance plans | Poll finds majority back single payer
The Hill • Jessie Hellmann
Letters: Differing Views of Paul Ryan’s Departure
The New York Times
CVS' pharmacy benefit manager sued for false claims
Modern Healthcare • Tara Bannow
Humana expands Medicare Advantage bundled payment model to 7 states: 4 things to know
Becker's Spine Review • Shayna Korol
MedPAC advises Congress to make ASC cost reporting mandatory — 8 takeaways
Becker's ASC Review • Angie Stewart
 
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Health Care Industry, Medicare
Financial Incentives to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections Under Alternative Payment Arrangements
RAND CorpBevin Cohen, Catherine C. Cohen, Elaine L. Larson, Jianfang Liu, Sherry Glied
Objective The financial incentives for hospitals to improve care may be weaker if higher insurer payments for adverse conditions offset a portion of hospital costs. The purpose of this study was to simulate incentives for reducing hospital-acquired infections under various payment configurations...
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Elections & Polls, Health Care Costs
The Health 202: Medicare is the name in Democrats' health-care game
Washington PostPaige Winfield Cunningham
You are reading The Health 202, our must-read newsletter on health policy. Not a regular subscriber? SIGN UP NOW AGENCY ALERT AHH, OOF and OUCH OPIOID OPTICS HEALTH ON THE HILL National Security ‘We should see if it works’: Lawmakers want Veterans...
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Elections & Polls, Health Care Costs
The Health 202: Health industry giants get tax windfall. But it's unclear how it will be used.
Washington PostPaige Winfield Cunningham
You are reading The Health 202, our must-read newsletter on health policy. Not a regular subscriber? SIGN UP NOW AGENCY ALERT AHH, OOF and OUCH HEALTH ON THE HILL TRUMP TEMPERATURE Sessions Tries to Put New Pressure on Drug Companies in Opioid...
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Barack Obama, Federal Budget
The Wolf in Wonk’s Clothing
SlateOsita Nwanevu
A century or so in political time has passed since 2014’s Conservative Political Action Conference, but there were two speeches given over the course of that weekend that are perhaps worth remembering today. One was an immigrant-bashing midday address delivered by Donald...
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eHealth, Health Care Industry
$3.7M in telehealth payments didn't meet Medicare requirements, OIG finds
Modern HealthcareRachel Z. Arndt
Almost a third of telemedicine claims sampled by HHS' Office of Inspector General did not meet Medicare requirements, resulting in an estimated $3.7 million in unnecessary spending by the CMS. The OIG reviewed 191,118 claims from 2014 and 2015 for distant-site telehealth...
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Affordable Care Act, Health Care Costs
Overnight Health Care: New Jersey lawmakers pass ObamaCare mandate | Dems sound warning on short-term insurance plans | Poll finds majority back single payer
The HillJessie Hellmann
Happy Friday and welcome to Overnight Health Care. New Jersey lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands by passing an ObamaCare mandate, the majority of Americans now support single-payer health care and we just learned that drinking more than five adult...
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Medicaid, Medicare
Letters: Differing Views of Paul Ryan’s Departure
The New York Times
Image To the Editor: Paul Ryan is under no obligation to prove his moderate conservative bona fides to . They are sound. His departure is a great loss. He worked as hard as he could for the common good and for the...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
CVS' pharmacy benefit manager sued for false claims
Modern HealthcareTara Bannow
A recently unsealed False Claims Act lawsuit against CVS Health claims the company, through its pharmacy benefits manager, illegally billed Medicare for higher prices than it was actually paying pharmacies. Sarah Behnke, a senior actuary with Aetna, filed the lawsuit in 2014...
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Health Insurance, Medicare
Humana expands Medicare Advantage bundled payment model to 7 states: 4 things to know
Becker's Spine ReviewShayna Korol
Louisville, Ky.-based health plan Humana is partnering with orthopedic specialty groups in seven states to expand its value-based care bundled payment model for Humana Medicare Advantage members undergoing total hip or knee joint replacement. Here are five things to know. 1. Humana...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
MedPAC advises Congress to make ASC cost reporting mandatory — 8 takeaways
Becker's ASC ReviewAngie Stewart
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission made two ASC-specific recommendations to Congress in its March 2018 report: that Medicare payment rates remain the same in 2019 and cost reporting be mandatory for participation in the Medicare program. Here are eight takeaways. 1. Based...
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