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Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill
Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

Rule changes that took effect this month could make the problem worse.

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CMS Announces New Payment Model to Improve Quality, Coordination, and Cost-effectiveness
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VA Clears The Air On Talking To Patients About Marijuana Use
VA Clears The Air On Talking To Patients About Marijuana Use

Worried that owning up to using the drug could jeopardize their VA benefits -- even if they're participating in a medical marijuana program approved by their state -- veterans have often kept mum

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Half Of Hospitals In Conn., Del. Hit By Medicare's Safety Penalties
Half Of Hospitals In Conn., Del. Hit By Medicare's Safety Penalties

Every state, except Maryland, seeing punishments...some more than others...

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Children's Insurance, Other Health Programs Funded -- For Now -- In Bill
Children's Insurance, Other Health Programs Funded -- For Now -- In Bill

Funding for CHIP technically expired Oct. 1. States have been operating their programs with leftover funds provided by the Department of Health and Human Services since then

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Medicare Penalizes Group Of 751 Hospitals For Patient Injuries
Medicare Penalizes Group Of 751 Hospitals For Patient Injuries

The penalties have been controversial from the beginning

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Looking North: Can A Single-Payer Health System Work In The U.S.?
Looking North: Can A Single-Payer Health System Work In The U.S.?

To many American advocates, Canada's health system sounds like the answer to the United States' challenges

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Medicare Fails To Recover Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Lab Overcharges
Medicare Fails To Recover Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Lab Overcharges

As the nation's bill for drug and genetic tests has climbed to an estimated $8.5 billion a year, there's mounting suspicion among health insurers that some testing may do more to boost profit margins than help treat patients.

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AMA Urges Physicians to Take Simple Steps This Year to Avoid Medicare Payment Penalty in 2019
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With CHIP In Limbo, Here Are 5 Takeaways On The Congressional Impasse
With CHIP In Limbo, Here Are 5 Takeaways On The Congressional Impasse

Two months past its deadline, Congress has yet to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program

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Congress Isn't Really Done With Health Care -- Just Look At What's In The Tax Bills
Congress Isn't Really Done With Health Care -- Just Look At What's In The Tax Bills

Here are five big ways the tax bill could affect health policy

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Heated And Deep-Pocketed Battle Erupts Over 340B Drug Discount Program
Heated And Deep-Pocketed Battle Erupts Over 340B Drug Discount Program

About 40 percent of the hospitals in the U.S. now buy drugs through the program, according to the 2015 GAO report

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CMS Proposes Policies to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs and Combat the Opioid Crisis
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Medicaid Expansion Takes A Bite Out Of Medical Debt
Medical debts weigh on Geneva Wilson, who keeps a chicken and rooster in a coop behind her cabin in rural southwest Missouri. (Alex Smith/KCUR 89.3)
Medicaid Expansion Takes A Bite Out Of Medical Debt

As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress look to scale back Medicaid, many voters and state lawmakers across the country are moving to make it bigger

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Rooting For An Underdog U.S. Health Policy Idea
Rooting For An Underdog U.S. Health Policy Idea

Wonky as it seems, the center's mission - testing innovations to hold down health care costs while increasing quality - has gotten noticed

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Medicare Seeks Comment On Ways To Cut Costs Of Part D Drugs
Medicare Seeks Comment On Ways To Cut Costs Of Part D Drugs

It may be a challenge to institute any changes before 2020 but other parts of the proposed rule are more likely to take effect sooner

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AMA Expands Scope of Advocacy Efforts Supporting Drug Price Transparency
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Study Gives Mixed Reviews To Laws To Equalize Cancer Patients' Out-Of-Pocket Costs
Study Gives Mixed Reviews To Laws To Equalize Cancer Patients' Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Laws designed to equalize out-of-pocket costs faced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy - whether treated intravenously, with pills or liquid doses - are having mixed results, according to new research

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Pressure Builds To Cut Medicare Patients In On Prescription Deals
Pressure Builds To Cut Medicare Patients In On Prescription Deals

Federal officials are exploring how beneficiaries could get a share of certain behind-the-scenes fees and discounts negotiated by insurers and PBMs

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House Tax Bill Would Scrap Deduction For Medical Expenses
House Tax Bill Would Scrap Deduction For Medical Expenses

The medical deduction, originally created in World War II, is available only to taxpayers whose expenses are above 10 percent of their adjusted gross income

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House Republicans Aim To Yank Tax Credits For Orphan Drugs
House Republicans Aim To Yank Tax Credits For Orphan Drugs

For more than three decades, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies have claimed a 50 percent tax credit for the cost of clinical trials on orphan drugs, or those that treat rare diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 people

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It's not too Late! Five Best Practices to Meet MACRA Requirements by the End of the Year

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Federal Judge Denies Bid To Force Feds To Resume ACA Subsidies
Federal Judge Denies Bid To Force Feds To Resume ACA Subsidies

These subsidies are different from the tax credits many consumers get, depending on their income, to pay Obamacare premiums

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Despite GOP Efforts To Corral Medicaid Spending, States Expand Benefits
Despite GOP Efforts To Corral Medicaid Spending, States Expand Benefits

After three years of supersized enrollment growth that peaked in 2015 as a result of most states expanding coverage under the ACA, Medicaid enrollment growth slowed to 2.7 percent nationally in fiscal year 2017

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2 Senators Reach Deal On A Health Law Fix, But Bringing Congress Along Is Tricky
2 Senators Reach Deal On A Health Law Fix, But Bringing Congress Along Is Tricky

Even if it fails to become law, the deal marks a singular achievement that has been almost completely missing in Congress for the past eight years

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