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Your Weekly Recommendations Sunday, February 18, 2018
 
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New Mexico hospitals benefit from recent Medicare changes, analysis shows
Healthcare Finance News
New FCA Ruling Puts Medicare Advantage Plans On Alert
Law360
Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles Times • Chad Terhune
Reporters highlight the budget bill’s impact on older adults
Covering Health • Liz Seegert
CMS to watch and wait on Idaho Blue Cross's ACA-skirting plans
Healthcare Dive • David Lim
New Yorkers can expect new Medicare cards starting in June
Health Leaders
Research Roundup: Kidney Disease; Bariatric Surgery Outcomes; Medicare Wellness Visits
Kaiser Health News
Research Roundup: Kidney Disease; Bariatric Surgery Outcomes; Medicare Wellness Visits
Kaiser Health News
State Highlights: Doctor Files Whistleblower Suit Against D.C.’s Public Hospital; N.C., Minn. Officials Report Rise In Vaping Among Teens
Kaiser Health News
Trump picks politics over policy on immigration vote
NBC News • Carrie Dann, Chuck Todd, Mark Murray
 
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Medicare
New Mexico hospitals benefit from recent Medicare changes, analysis shows
Healthcare Finance News
University of New Mexico Hospital Credit: Google Street View Hospitals in New Mexico, especially those in rural areas, will benefit from recent changes to Medicare prescription drug payments, including changes to the federal program known as the 340B drug discount program. On...
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Medicare
New FCA Ruling Puts Medicare Advantage Plans On Alert
Law360
A new False Claims Act ruling involving UnitedHealth Group Inc. is a clear warning that Medicare Advantage insurers may face massive penalties for ignoring questionable patient diagnoses and failing to return related government payments.
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles TimesChad Terhune
Norma Diaz and her husband, Joseph Garcia, have dedicated their careers to running a nonprofit health insurer that covers some of California's neediest residents. For three decades, they have worked for a Medicaid managed-care plan, Community Health Group, serving nearly 300,000 poor...
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AARP, Affordable Care Act
Reporters highlight the budget bill’s impact on older adults
Covering HealthLiz Seegert
Liz Seegert (@lseegert), is AHCJ’s topic editor on aging. Her work has appeared in NextAvenue.com, Journal of Active Aging, Cancer Today, Kaiser Health News, the Connecticut Health I-Team and other outlets. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Health Policy...
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Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance
CMS to watch and wait on Idaho Blue Cross's ACA-skirting plans
Healthcare DiveDavid Lim
Dive Brief: Days after Blue Cross of Idaho unveiled its intention to offer five health plans that sidestep the Affordable Care Act, HHS Secretary Alex Azar faced a barrage of questions on how the department will respond during a series of three...
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Medicare
New Yorkers can expect new Medicare cards starting in June
Health Leaders
Medicare will begin rolling out new cards in April, and eligible New Yorkers can expect theirs beginning in June. Meanwhile, scammers are way ahead of everyone.
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Asthma, Cancer
Research Roundup: Kidney Disease; Bariatric Surgery Outcomes; Medicare Wellness Visits
Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. In this nationwide population-based cohort study of more than 30 000 adults, bariatric surgery was associated with a significantly higher 6-year postoperative antidiabetes treatment discontinuation rate compared with...
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Medicare
Research Roundup: Kidney Disease; Bariatric Surgery Outcomes; Medicare Wellness Visits
Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. JAMA Surgery: Association Between Bariatric Surgery And Rates Of Continuation, Discontinuation, Or Initiation Of Antidiabetes Treatment In this nationwide population-based cohort study of more than 30 000 adults,...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
State Highlights: Doctor Files Whistleblower Suit Against D.C.’s Public Hospital; N.C., Minn. Officials Report Rise In Vaping Among Teens
Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from D.C., North Carolina, Minnesota, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. The former chief medical officer of D.C.’s only public hospital has filed a lawsuit against the hospital and its management consultants, alleging that he was fired...
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Barack Obama, Homeland Security
Trump picks politics over policy on immigration vote
NBC NewsCarrie Dann, Chuck Todd, Mark Murray
First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter WASHINGTON — In the immigration debate, President Trump had two options before him: 1) make a good-faith...
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