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  • What health plans can do today to prepare for the new patient access and interoperability rules

    What health plans can do today to prepare for the new patient access and interoperability rules

    John D'Amore - https://www.dotmed.com/ | September 15, 2020


    ​Although the COVID-19 pandemic led the federal government to delay enforcement of new patient access and interoperability rules, that doesn’t mean health insurers should lose focus on these important and groundbreaking regulations. Read More
  • Trump Signs New Executive Order On Prescription Drug Prices

    Trump Signs New Executive Order On Prescription Drug Prices

    Tamara Keith - https://www.npr.org/ | September 13, 2020


    President Trump signed an executive order Sunday that he says lowers prescription drug prices "by putting America first," but experts said the move is unlikely to have any immediate impact. Read More
  • Current Evidence for Cardiac CT Calls for Change in Recommendations and Reimbursements

    Current Evidence for Cardiac CT Calls for Change in Recommendations and Reimbursements

    https://www.dicardiology.com/ | September 08, 2020


    ​The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) published a report, “Current Evidence and Recommendations for Coronary CTA First in Evaluation of Stable Coronary Artery Disease” that outlines the benefits of a coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)–first strategy, as well as challenges and barriers related to this approach. Read More
  • HHS reveals provider incentive plan for remaining $2 billion in relief funding

    HHS reveals provider incentive plan for remaining $2 billion in relief funding

    James M. Berklan - https://www.mcknights.com/ | September 03, 2020


    ​he Department of Health and Human Services has announced details on incentives that will be used to pay nursing homes from a previously announced $2 billion Provider Relief Fund. Read More
  •  Medicare’s Finances Have Gotten Much Worse in Recent Years, Foreshadowing Tough Choices for November’s Winners

    Medicare’s Finances Have Gotten Much Worse in Recent Years, Foreshadowing Tough Choices for November’s Winners

    Brian Casey - www.auntminnie.com | September 03, 2020


    ​The latest Medicare projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt Medicare’s financial outlook, and foreshadow the tough choices facing the next President and Congress. According to CBO’s estimates, Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will have insufficient funds to cover all benefit costs beginning in 2024 – just four years from now, and sooner than last year’s projected depletion date of 2026. Addressing this shortfall will require lawmakers to make politically difficult policy choices, such as lowering payments to providers or plans, reducing benefits, or increasing revenues. Read More