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  • Physicians need more healthcare economics training in med school, AMA says

    Physicians need more healthcare economics training in med school, AMA says

    Keith A. Reynolds - www.medicaleconomics.com | November 21, 2019


    ​The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for medical schools and residency programs to incorporate information on healthcare economics in their programs, according to a news release from the association. Read More
  • CMS Finalizes Hospital Price Transparency Rule and Proposes New Transparency Requirements for Health Plans

    CMS Finalizes Hospital Price Transparency Rule and Proposes New Transparency Requirements for Health Plans

    K&L Gates LLP - https://www.jdsupra.com/ | November 21, 2019


    On November 15, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a final rule that will require hospitals to make public a list of their standard charges for items and services furnished to patients starting January 1, 2021 (the “Final Rule”). Concurrent with the release of the Final Rule, CMS also released a new proposed rule that proposes to require health plans and third-party payers to make available to consumers personalized out-of-pocket cost information for all covered health care items and services, as well as publish the in-network negotiated rates with their network providers (the “Proposed Rule”). Read More
  • How Quality Fits into Value-Based Care, Organizational Improvement

    How Quality Fits into Value-Based Care, Organizational Improvement

    https://healthpayerintelligence.com/ | October 07, 2019


    Value-based care reimbursement strategies represent a shift in focus from the quantity of health services delivered to the quality of those services. Highlighting the importance of quality is ingrained in the framework of these models, but quality can be defined in different ways by the various players in value-based care models. Read More
  • Feds to End Premium Fix for Medicare-ACA Exchange Double Dippers

    Feds to End Premium Fix for Medicare-ACA Exchange Double Dippers

    Allison Bell - https://www.thinkadvisor.com/ | October 31, 2019


    ​The agency that runs Medicare is phasing out a rescue effort aimed at consumers who signed up for Affordable Care Act (ACA) public exchange plans when they should have signed up for Medicare Part B physician and outpatient services coverage. Read More
  • Confused about ACA and the federal health insurance exchange? Here are 6 things to know

    Confused about ACA and the federal health insurance exchange? Here are 6 things to know

    Dana Ferguson - http://www.argusleader.com | October 27, 2019


    ​Confusion and concern have become common themes in customer phone calls as South Dakotans begin shopping for health insurance on the federal exchange. Read More