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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, November 22, 2017
 
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4 healthcare groups weigh in on CMS' innovation center direction
Becker's Hospital Review • Julie Spitzer
Sticker shock for many, insurer exits if Obamacare rule killed
CNBC • Dan Mangan
Good Samaritan Health, 800-member physician group align with Cigna for health plan
Becker's Hospital Review • Morgan Haefner
Proposed CVS-Aetna deal likely to gain approval, analysts say
Becker's Hospital Review • Morgan Haefner
CMS says most states will deplete CHIP funding by March: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review • Morgan Haefner
Mercy Hospital Springfield maintains Medicare contract
Becker's Hospital Review • Alia Paavola
13 hospitals join CMS' rural pay experiment
Modern Healthcare • Virgil Dickson
Trump Jokes About Reversing Obama Turkey Pardon
New York Magazine • Gabriella Paiella
New ASC revenue sources via new reimbursement trends
Becker's ASC Review • Facmpe, Mshha, Robert Zasa
Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Meanwhile, In Other Health News…
Kaiser Health News
 
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
4 healthcare groups weigh in on CMS' innovation center direction
Becker's Hospital ReviewJulie Spitzer
In September, CMS issued a request for information seeking feedback on what it called a "new direction" for its Innovation Center. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation was established to help evaluate payment and delivery system models for Medicare and Medicaid...
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Economic Policy, Finance
Sticker shock for many, insurer exits if Obamacare rule killed
CNBCDan Mangan
A group of experts who set insurance prices warned Senate leaders Tuesday that repealing Obamacare's key coverage rule will lead to price hikes, and could weaken insurers' solvency and lead some to exit the market. At the same time, a leading health...
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Aetna, Cigna
Good Samaritan Health, 800-member physician group align with Cigna for health plan
Becker's Hospital ReviewMorgan Haefner
San Jose, Calif.-based Good Samaritan Health System and its 800-physician medical group will operate a joint health plan with Cigna. The health plan will be available Jan. 1 for Santa Clara County residents. A joint operating committee with representatives from Cigna, Good...
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Aetna, Economic Policy
Proposed CVS-Aetna deal likely to gain approval, analysts say
Becker's Hospital ReviewMorgan Haefner
Two analysts project President Donald Trump's administration is unlikely to block CVS Health's proposed $66 billion-plus bid for Aetna, according to the Hartford Courant. Here are three things to know about their thoughts on the deal, which sources said could arrive this...
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Health Insurance, Health Insurance Policy
CMS says most states will deplete CHIP funding by March: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital ReviewMorgan Haefner
All states will exhaust federal Children's Health Insurance Program funding in fiscal year 2018, according to a recent CMS bulletin. Here are four things to know. 1. Congress allowed CHIP funding, which covers roughly 9 million low-income children, to expire Oct. 1....
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Mercy Hospital Springfield maintains Medicare contract
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlia Paavola
CMS rescinded Mercy Hospital Springfield's (Mo.) termination notice Nov. 17 after investigators determined the hospital was in compliance with program requirements. Mercy Hospital Springfield was placed on immediate jeopardy status following an Aug. 25 investigation that found issues with patient rights and...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
13 hospitals join CMS' rural pay experiment
Modern HealthcareVirgil Dickson
The CMS on Monday added more hospitals to a program that industry executives say has been key to ensuring access to care in underserved communities. All in all, 13 additional hospitals will participate in the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program, which reimburses...
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Barack Obama, Medicare
Trump Jokes About Reversing Obama Turkey Pardon
New York MagazineGabriella Paiella
On Tuesday, Donald Trump appeared publicly with a large bird for the first time since he was attacked by a bald eagle. While preparing to “pardon” a turkey during the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation, the president couldn’t resist joking about his...
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Medicare
New ASC revenue sources via new reimbursement trends
Becker's ASC ReviewFacmpe, Mshha, Robert Zasa
There have been significant changes in the national ASC market. Over the last five years, it has been common for independent, physician-owned ASCs to be formed or reorganized with new physician investors. Additionally, older physicians who established centers in the 1980s retired,...
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Health Reform, Medicare
Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Meanwhile, In Other Health News…
Kaiser Health News
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News discuss some of the under-covered health stories of the past several...
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