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In Trump’s First Year, CMS Pursues Medicare Deregulation

In its first year, the Trump Administration has made a number of key changes at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that aim to reduce the regulatory burden on providers. Three examples of these moves include: CMS has cancelled the mandatory hip fracture and bundled payment models. The agency has also reduced the [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, HIDA Resources, Medicaid/Medicaid

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Leading Lab Experts Predict Growth in Testing Despite Shrinking Reimbursements

Leading Lab Experts Predict Growth in Testing Despite Shrinking Reimbursements

While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to lower reimbursements for lab procedures, experts believe overall testing will grow in the coming years, due to its power to lower costs. Speakers at HIDA’s recent Laboratory & Diagnostics Market Conference commented that diagnostics presents many opportunities to generate savings. These include helping physicians appropriately [...]

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Posted in: Conference news & updates, Cost Management, Efficient Access, Medicaid/Medicaid

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The Reimbursement Shifts Affecting Your Bottom Line

The Reimbursement Shifts Affecting Your Bottom Line

This week, the President signed into law Congressional legislation to avoid a 24% cut in physician Medicare reimbursement. However, doing another short term “patch” furthered delay efforts to repeal and replace the physician sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which determines physician payment rates. HIDA’s Government Affairs team published a follow-up Policy Outlook summary, explaining which [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, AMS Webinars & Training, Healthcare reform trends & impact, Medicaid/Medicaid, Policy Outlook & Analysis, Special Features

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What’s Your EHR Status?

What’s Your EHR Status?

Since 2009, more than $8.9 billion and $5.8 billion in federal payments have been awarded to eligible hospitals and physicians/professionals, respectively, participating in the EHR (electronic health record) Incentive Program. These payments are meant to encourage healthcare providers to use EHRs in interoperable, meaningful ways to better coordinate patient care. We now find ourselves in [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, Best Practices, Going Green, Healthcare reform trends & impact, Medicaid/Medicaid

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ACOs: Stronger Than Ever?

ACOs: Stronger Than Ever?

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) seem to be growing faster than ever, even as some walk away from Medicare’s Pioneer ACO program. How are ACOs changing the market and what trends should distributors and manufactures pay close attention to? HIDA has done some homework on the topic and recently hosted a webinar on ACOs and acute [...]

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