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The Trump administration just gave a big boost to a new kind of doctor's office that charges monthly fees and could be the future of medicine

On Monday, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced an initiative that could upend the way healthcare for seniors is paid for.  Instead of paying doctors based on the number of visits or procedures they do, the initiative would have the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pay doctors on a per member per month basis to take care of individuals in Medicare, the US health program for the elderly and disabled. The goal is to free doctors up to do more follow-up ...
Tags: US, Trends, Cms, Medicare, North Carolina, Trump, Phoenix, Humana, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Humana Medicare Advantage, Iora Health, Alex Azar, Rushika Fernandopulle


This Week: Kushner’s Security Clearance Mess, And His Other Messes

We were already familiar with reports that President Donald Trump used his executive authority to get Jared Kushner a security clearance despite concerns raised by the CIA and others. What we didn’t know, until this week, was how many others received their clearances despite background checkers’ concerns: According to whistleblower Tricia Newbold, 25 people have obtained security clearances after Trump officials overturned earlier decisions to deny them. Newbold also testified that Kushner w...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Politico, Dhs, Fbi, New York Times, Fox News, Secret Service, State Department, Cia, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Interior, Centers for Medicare


Symposium: June Medical should be summarily reversed

Jonathan B. Miller is Chief of the Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau in the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of the Massachusetts Attorney General or the Office. June Medical Services, LLC v. Gee potentially presents an opportunity for the newest lineup of the Supreme Court, including Justice Brett Kavanaugh, to revisit constitutional protection of abortion. In a move that surprised many, the justices stayed the U.S. ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Massachusetts, Citizens United, Medicare, Louisiana, Trump, John Roberts, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, U S Court of Appeals, Federal Election Commission, Bullock


Inspectors fault practices at Alaska Psychiatric Institute

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal investigators found more than 80 substantial deficiencies at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute from July to December. The Anchorage Daily News reports each deficiency chronicled by investigators from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was deemed an “immediate jeopardy” to patient safety. Federal inspectors visited API last summer and put […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northwest, Anchorage Daily News, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Anchorage Alaska, Alaska Psychiatric Institute


Alphabet-backed Medicare Advantage startup Clover Health raises $500M

Despite a number of well-publicized hiccups, venture capitalists are betting another $500 million on health insurance provider Clover Health, TechCrunch has learned. Existing investor Greenoaks Capital led the round, according to the startup, which confirmed it was closing a new round of capital in the coming weeks. Clover Health has raised a total of $925 million to date, garnering a valuation of $1.2 billion with a $130 million Series D funding in 2017. The company, backed by Alphabet’s ...
Tags: Health, Startups, Texas, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, New Jersey, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Cnbc, Redpoint Ventures, Cto, Greenoaks Capital, Alphabet, Bessemer Venture Partners, Clover


Pop Culture's Next Scammer Obsession Is Elizabeth Holmes: Here's How Her Story Ended

After the breakout success of Netflix and Hulu’s Fyre Festival documentaries and with multiple adaptations of the story of New York City party scammer Anna Delvey coming our way, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the scam. And the next charismatic, yet flawed subject of fascination is Elizabeth Holmes, former Theranos CEO and subject of two documentaries, new podcast The Dropout, and Jennifer Lawrence’s next movie (Adam McKay’s big-screen adaptation of Bad Blood, the book about her rise and ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Jennifer Lawrence, Steve Jobs, New York City, Defense, Walgreens, Netflix, Arizona, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Hulu, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes


Regenstrief scientist visits CMS to create access to better care for Americans with dementia

A Regenstrief scientist is calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create access to better care for the 20 million Americans affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias - both patients and their caregivers.
Tags: Health, Cms, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services


Obamacare Sign-Ups Beat Forecast Despite GOP Efforts To Undermine Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Affordable Care Act has yet again beaten predictions of its downfall, as government figures released Wednesday showed unexpectedly solid sign-ups for coverage next year. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said nearly 8.5 million people had enrolled as of last Saturday’s deadline, with about a dozen states still left to report. Though the final count won’t be known for a few months, it will be higher. Wednesday’s number was about 4 percent below a comparable s...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Cms, Chicago, Irs, Chinatown, Trump, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Scott Olson Getty, Verma, Matt Shuham, Seema Verma, Chris Sloan


Obama health law sign-ups beat forecast despite headwinds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says sign-ups for Affordable Care Act coverage next year are better than expected, with 8.5 million enrolled. That’s despite low expectations and a recent court ruling that “Obamacare” is unconstitutional. Wednesday’s numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are not final, so the count will go higher. At […]
Tags: Health, News, Obama, Washington, Ap, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services


With deadline looming for healthcare.gov enrollment, Stride offers direct enrollment for gig workers

Stride Health, the consumer healthcare consulting and optimization service, has inked a new partnership with the U.S. government’s healthcare departments to provide “enhanced direct enrollment” to verify tax credit eligibility and process enrollments on its platform. The service is akin to e-filing taxes, according to Stride founder and chief executive, Noah Lang. “Except in this case you’re spending tax credits,” Lang wrote in an email. Using the service freelancers, gig economy workers and bas...
Tags: TC, Tech, Medicaid Services, LANG, Center for Medicare, Stride Health, Stride, Noah Lang


For large health systems, telehealth programs mean challenges and results

Increasingly, major health systems throughout the country are implementing telehealth programs in an effort to increase access and improve patient experiences. This move is made possible by more support from insurance payers, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who recently announced a proposal to expand telehealth access for Medicare recipients. However, as a new report in the December issue of Health Affairs details, incorporating video visits and other forms of telehealt...
Tags: Science, Medicare, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services


States may now broaden mental health treatment under Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday.
Tags: Cnn, Medicaid, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Alex Azar


CMS Approves Scott Walker’s Medicaid Work Requirements

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday rejected a plan from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to require drug screening and testing for adults on Medicaid with no dependent children, but approved a wide array of other get-tough changes to the program. Walker, who is seeking a third term in Tuesday’s election, argued the changes would better prepare Medicaid recipients to get a job. Walker’s administration agreed to revise the drug-testing plan amid concerns identif...
Tags: News, Cms, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Legislature, Walker, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Madison Wis, Evers, Tony Evers, Seema Verma, Summer Concepcion, Medicaid Work Requirements


Trump Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Varma tweets obscene Halloween joke

It's not funny. Medicare For All is the idea of you and everyone you love being protected from going bankrupt if you get really sick. That is a thing that happens to Americans. It ruins lives and families. Sometimes it kills people, even when the disease does not. It is obscene for the Administrator of Medicare to mock human lives, and to mock Medicare. This is just all so nauseating. Happy Halloween. Please vote on November 6. [source]
Tags: Post, News, Medicare, Health Care, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Trump, Medicaid Services, Picks, GOP idiots, Seema Varma, U.S. Centers for Medicare And Medicaid Services, Trump Medicare


United States: Proposed Rule Would Require List Price Disclosure On Consumer Prescription Drug Ads - Foley Hoag LLP

Check out our recent Alert on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed new rule, which would require prescription drug companies to disclose list prices of most drugs in all direct-to-consumer advertising.
Tags: News, United States, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Consumer Prescription Drug Ads Foley Hoag LLP


Hackers Breach Healthcare.gov System And Obtain Data On 75,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments. Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts ...
Tags: News, Washington, Barack Obama, Cms, Ap, Social Security, Donald Trump, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Kate Riga, Hackers Breach Healthcare, Johnathan Monroe


Hackers breach Healthcare.gov system, taking files on 75,000 people

A government system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans was breached, allowing hackers to siphon off sensitive and personal data on 75,000 people. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confirmed the breach in a late Friday announcement, but revealed few details about the contents of the files stolen. The hacked system was connected to the Healthcare.gov website, the front-facing portal for  anyone signing up for an insurance plan under for...
Tags: Health, Security, Obama, Tech, Cms, Hack, President, Healthcare, Medicare, Healthcare.gov, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Jonathan Monroe


Trump’s New Federal Medicaid Director Opposes Medicaid Expansion

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped a Maine official who battled Medicaid expansion for a position that puts her in charge of the national program, the federal agency confirmed Monday. Mary Mayhew’s role of deputy administrator and director of the U.S. Center for Medicaid and the CHIP Services will place her in charge of the federal health care program for low-income people. Seema Verma, the head of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, confirmed the hire an...
Tags: News, Cms, Maine, Portland, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Augusta, Trump, Paul Lepage, Mary, Maine AP, Medicaid Services, LePage, Tim Hill, Janet Mills, Mayhew


Trump Admin Proposes Weakening Rules Governing Organ Transplant Centers

The revised rules, proposed this week as part of the agency’s efforts to reduce “burdensome” federal regulations, would no longer penalize hospitals if too many of their patients die following transplants. St. Luke’s in Houston recently lost its Medicare funding for heart transplants for that very reason. The Trump administration this week proposed eliminating a decade-old regulation that puts hospitals at risk of losing their Medicare funding if too many of their patients die or suffer orga...
Tags: News, White House, Cms, Arizona, Medicare, Houston, George W Bush, San Antonio, South Carolina, Trump, Charleston, Aguiar, Houston Chronicle, St Luke, Cleveland Clinic, Charleston South Carolina


Project Veritas Catches Deep State Redhanded

Project Veritas Catches Deep State Redhanded U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- We've long known that unelected leftist bureaucrats embedded in the bowels of the federal government have been lawlessly targeting conservatives and abusing their power to thwart the agenda of duly elected Republican policymakers. The proof keeps pouring in.The Obama administration's IRS deliberately discriminated against conservative groups in their applications for tax-exempt status. This isn't an empty partisan allegation...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Democrats, Homeland Security, State Department, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Irs, Tea Party, Veritas, Trump, Nixon, U S Department of Agriculture, Centers for Medicare


Project Veritas Catches Deep State Redhanded ~ Must See VIDEOS

Project Veritas Catches Deep State Redhanded U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- We've long known that unelected leftist bureaucrats embedded in the bowels of the federal government have been lawlessly targeting conservatives and abusing their power to thwart the agenda of duly elected Republican policymakers. The proof keeps pouring in.The Obama administration's IRS deliberately discriminated against conservative groups in their applications for tax-exempt status. This isn't an empty partisan allegation...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Democrats, Homeland Security, State Department, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Irs, Tea Party, Veritas, Trump, Nixon, U S Department of Agriculture, Centers for Medicare


Bills targeting California rehab industry wait for Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature … or veto

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks in Sacramento on May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Still sitting on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk: a bill that would enshrine “patient-brokering” – when licensed drug rehabilitation centers and/or addiction professionals pay to enroll patients – as a no-no. And one that would put new rehabs on a year-long probation before they get licensed and forbid operators who flunk out from applying again for five years. There’s another that would require sober living homes and ...
Tags: News, California, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Medicare, Jerry Brown, Brown, San Mateo, Medicaid Services, State Legislature, Department of Finance, Kan, Fullerton, Sen Jerry Hill


ACR cautions policymakers that reducing E/M services can compromise patient access to care

In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, the American College of Rheumatology cautioned policymakers against implementing a proposal to reduce physician reimbursement for evaluation and management services, arguing that doing so could severely compromise patient access to care and further exacerbate the growing rheumatology workforce shortage.
Tags: Health, Acr, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, American College of Rheumatology


United States: CMS Proposes To Overhaul The Medicare Shared Savings Program - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

On August 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program
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4 ways the Trump administration wants to change Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a slew of proposed rules that would change how doctors and hospitals are paid for treating senior citizens and give insurers in the Medicare Advantage program more control over the medications doctors can prescribe.
Tags: Cnn, Medicare, Trump, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Medicare Advantage


LA County adopts Age-Friendly Action Plan to help seniors keep homes, deal with health issues and more

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a set of recommendations aimed at helping older adults keep their homes, deal with health problems and find ways to engage with other community members, as part of a broad initiative to improve their lives. The county’s Age-Friendly Action Plan offers ideas ranging from assistance with rent and repairs to mobile technology labs to train seniors. It suggests turning parks and libraries into age-and dementia-friendly center...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Local News, Los Angeles County, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, LA County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hilda Solis, Sheila Kuehl, Top Stories LADN


Trump administration to resume ‘Obamacare’ insurer payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will restore Affordable Care Act payments to insurers that it had recently frozen, leading to concerns about higher premiums next year. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement Tuesday evening in an email. About $10 billion is at stake through a premium stabilization program. […]
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United States: Medicare's New Virtual Care Codes: A Monumental Change And Validation Of Asynchronous Telemedicine - Foley & Lardner

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just issued a proposed rule introducing monumental changes to the physician fee schedule
Tags: News, United States, Medicare, Foley, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Lardner


Is there a case against shared decision making?

I n a matter of less than a decade, “shared decision-making” (SDM) has emerged as the uncontested principle that must inform doctor-patient relationships everywhere.  Consistently lauded by ethicists and medical academics alike, it has attracted the attention of the government which is now threatening to penalize doctors and patients who do not participate in SDM prior to providing certain treatments, even if the legal process of informed consent has been fulfilled — and even if the treatment i...
Tags: Health, Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare, SDM, Primary Care, Physician, Hospital-Based Medicine


Oklahoma Medicaid approved for drug pricing experiment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved Oklahoma’s Medicaid program for a first-in-the-nation drug pricing experiment that supporters say could save taxpayer dollars and provide patients with the most effective medications for their ailments. Under the “value-based purchasing” program approved in late June, the state and a pharmaceutical […]
Tags: News, Ap, Oklahoma, Medicaid, Oklahoma City, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, Nation & World Politics, Oklahoma Medicaid