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HHS Advances Payment Model to Lower Drug Costs

In late October, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced and sought input on a new "International Pricing Index" (IPI) payment model to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs.

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Improving Quality, Lowering Cost of Care for Seniors
Improving Quality, Lowering Cost of Care for Seniors

Five years into the Medicare Shared Savings Program, more and more ACOs are beginning to demonstrate the ability to improve quality while lowering costs.

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HHS Secretary Addresses Nashville Health Care Council Audience
HHS Secretary Addresses Nashville Health Care Council Audience

On Thursday, Sept. 27, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II flew to Nashville to share thoughts and updates on healthcare coverage in America during a Nashville Health Care Council Event held at Lipscomb University.

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AMA Coalition Calls on CMS to Backtrack on Step Therapy Decision
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AMA Offers Comments to CMS on its 2019 Medicare Reform Proposal

The American Medical Association (AMA) submitted comprehensive comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that outlined recommended changes to the proposed rule on physician payment policies.

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Updating the Way to Pay
Updating the Way to Pay

CMS is proposing big changes in the physician fee schedule and quality payment program for 2019

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Judge Rules Against AHA on 340B Cuts
Judge Rules Against AHA on 340B Cuts

A judge has ruled CMS may move forward with planned cuts to the 340B program and that the American Hospital Association must wait until those cuts go into effect to launch a challenge.

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Reimbursement Rounds
Reimbursement Rounds

Oscar Health, a technology-driven health insurance startup based in New York has entered a strategic partnership with industry giant Humana to offer commercial health insurance to small businesses in the Nashville MSA.

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CMS Proposes Quality Payment Program updates to increase flexibility and reduce burdens

Proposed rule aims to simplify reporting requirements and offer support for doctors and clinicians in 2018

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LHC in D.C.
LHC in D.C.

With ACA repeal and replace in full swing, Leadership Health Care continues the streak of planning the annual trek to Washington, D.C. at pivotal moments impacting the healthcare industry.

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MACRA Final Rule is Out

CMS releases final rules.

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Preparing for MACRA
Preparing for MACRA

"Pick Your Pace" Isn't a Signal to Ease Up on Planning

Last month, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt announced some flexibility as providers prepare to transition to payment reform under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

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