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Hospital panel supports CMS plan to cut payments for some cardiac devices

Hospital panel supports CMS plan to cut payments for some cardiac devices

A panel that advises HHS on outpatient hospital payments supports a decision by the CMS to drop payments for drug-coated balloons as of Dec. 31.

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Experts: Hate crimes are a public health issue

Experts: Hate crimes are a public health issue

Public health leaders say hate crimes have a negative health impact on victims and communities.

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Not-for-profit providers’ rising expenses, dwindling revenue could spur mergers

Not-for-profit providers’ rising expenses, dwindling revenue could spur mergers

Not-for-profit providers’ expense growth will likely continue to eclipse their revenue increases, as rising costs and downward pressure on reimbursement levels have a compounding effect over the years.

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Governors Preparing Bipartisan Health Care Plan For Congress To Consider

Governors Preparing Bipartisan Health Care Plan For Congress To Consider

Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper and Ohio Republican John Kasich are nearing completion on a plan to change the Affordable Care Act that they will present in a Senate hearing next month.

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Governors Preparing Bipartisan Health Care Plan For Congress To Consider

Governors Preparing Bipartisan Health Care Plan For Congress To Consider

Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper and Ohio Republican John Kasich are nearing completion on a plan to change the Affordable Care Act that they will present in a Senate hearing next month.

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Ascension to acquire Presence Health

Ascension to acquire Presence Health

The deal would combine Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, with the nation’s largest not-for-profit hospital company.

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Healthcare organizations ask CMS to harmonize EHR requirements

Healthcare organizations ask CMS to harmonize EHR requirements

In comments on a proposed MACRA rule, healthcare organizations said they were happy that CMS eased EHR requirements for the 2018 performance year but that they still wanted greater flexibity in which EHRs they could use.

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Healthcare News For Our Transgender Veterans

Healthcare News For Our Transgender Veterans

Each week, LGBT HealthLink, a program of CenterLink, and researcher and blogger Corey Prachniak-Rincón bring you a round

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VA seeks to funnel more nursing home money to rural areas

VA seeks to funnel more nursing home money to rural areas

Rural areas are often bypassed under the agency’s existing guidelines for awarding grants for veterans’ homes, but Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says that will change soon.

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CliniComp seeks to stop VA-Cerner contract

CliniComp seeks to stop VA-Cerner contract

CliniComp, an EHR vendor that supplies software to the VA and Department of Defense, says it might have been considered for the contract had the VA conducted open and competitive bidding.

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