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1/22/2022 US hospitals have 3 different deadlines to fully vaccinate staff: All states' dates in 1 place Becker's Hospital Review CMS has issued a patchwork of COVID-19 vaccination deadlines in states to comply with the agency's mandate for healthcare facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.Some states have earlier deadlines than others based on a Supreme Court decision to uphold the mandate and a federal court decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas.Healthcare facilities in these 24 states covered by the Supreme ...
1/22/2022 NYC municipal retirees mocked for medical plan change concerns NY Daily News The Big Apple’s top organized labor official recently trash-talked retired municipal workers anxious about the city’s effort to switch their Medicare coverage — just days after it emerged that the new plan may not allow them to seek care at a premier Manhattan cancer hospital, the Daily News has learned.The new Medicare Advantage Plus Plan has for months raised concerns from the NYC Organization of Public ...
1/22/2022 CVS Caremark settlement over transaction fees hinges on federal decision Modern Healthcare The Oklahoma Insurance Department has entered into a settlement agreement with CVS Caremark over transaction fees the pharmacy benefit manager charges pharmacists to process Medicare Part D and group health plan claims, the agency announced Thursday.The CVS Health subsidiary will pay $4.8 million to settle the alleged violations of the state's Patient's Right to Pharmacy Choice Act. CVS Caremark will pay $2.3 million in restitution to drugstores and $2.5 ...
1/22/2022 Capital Rx, Independa, and LG TV Partner to Bring Discount Prescription Meds to Older Adults HIT Consultant ... of hundreds of brand-name medications rose more than twice as fast as inflation. Part of Biden’s Build Back Better plan would enforce an annual out-of-pocket cap on what people on Medicare pay for their prescription drugs. No one should have to choose between buying medicine and paying for food or rent.Partnership DetailsAnyone with a December 2021 LG TV or newer can access affordable medications ...
1/22/2022 Study: Dothan's SE Health among health systems that provide most 'unnecessary' care dothaneagle.com Sable RileySoutheast Health is among the top 11% of U.S. health systems overusing low-value health services, according to a Johns Hopkins University study published in JAMA last week.The study analyzed Medicare claims data from 2016-2018 at 676 U.S. health care systems for 17 services previously identified as unnecessary, such as MRIs for patients with mild traumatic brain injuries, spinal fusions for back pain, pap smears for women ...
1/21/2022 An Open Letter to ZDoggMD sciencebasedmedicine.org Medicare and Medicaid place restrictions on new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm (aducanumab)]Dear. ZDoggMD,During a recent social media kerfuffle, you referred to yourself as “arguably the biggest advocate for vaccination on social media. ” Indeed, you’ve hosted credible individuals like Dr. Paul Offit who spoke eloquently on the dangers COVID-19 poses to children and how the vaccine can prevent these harms. You posted a video of your ...
1/21/2022 Global US$ 3.73 Billion Single-Use/Disposable Endoscopy Market 2022-2027, Featuring Boston Scientific, Coloplast, Medtronic, Alcon and HCA Healthcare Globe Newswire ... patients propels an increasing preference for single-use and disposable endoscopes. Consequently, fewer infections resulting from the use of single-use/disposable devices in hospitals is helping to reduce the chances of need for Medicare .By product type, the single-use/disposable endoscopy market is segmented into the endoscope, visualization systems, endoscopic ultrasound, insufflator, and others. The demand for the endoscope segment is projected to remain dominant during the study ...
1/21/2022 UnitedHealth Group Suggests Great Home Care Plans bollyinside.com ... to about $73.7 billion during the fourth quarter of last year, a nearly 13% increase compared to the same three-month period in 2020.Generally, growth in the UnitedHealthcare business was due to strong Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment. Including Dual Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs), MA membership rose by about 900,000 individuals in 2021, with strong gains in both individual and group offerings. Optum HouseCalls clinicians, for example, conducted over ...
1/21/2022 Global Healthcare Claims Management Market Trends 2022-2027: Linking Electronic Health Records & E-Prescription with Claims Management Globe Newswire ... a large extent. Medical billing is one of the significant parameters in healthcare revenue cycle management. The medical billing and their respective coding help establish and categorize patient information that dictates the billing of Medicare and insurance companies.The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the Healthcare Claims Management market during the forecast period:AI-powered Smart Healthcare Claims Management Advancement of Automated Medical Billing and ...
1/21/2022 Global Healthcare Claims Management Market Trends Globe Newswire ... a large extent. Medical billing is one of the significant parameters in healthcare revenue cycle management. The medical billing and their respective coding help establish and categorize patient information that dictates the billing of Medicare and insurance companies.The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the Healthcare Claims Management market during the forecast period:AI-powered Smart Healthcare Claims Management Advancement of Automated Medical Billing and ...
1/21/2022 Hochul's fresh spin on Cuomo-era Medicaid global cap welcomed by industry, divides politicians Crain's New York Business ... consumer price index. Hochul proposed to change that to a five-year rolling average of Medicaid spending projections within the National Health Expenditure Accounts produced by Office of the Actuary in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.The final global cap in fiscal year 2022 was nearly $21 billion, and under Hochul's proposed method it would grow 4.7% to $21.5 billion in fiscal year 2023. The growth would have been ...
1/21/2022 AASM successfully advocates for changes to Medicare local coverage articles for home sleep apnea tests aasm.org Multiple Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have made modifications to local coverage articles (LCAs) after the AASM advocated for the MACs to allow Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes 95800, 95801, and 95806 to be reported when home sleep apnea tests are performed in the home.A member alerted the AASM that their MAC, Noridian Healthcare Solutions, had contradictory and confusing language in its LCA on “Polysomnography and Other Sleep Studies.” ...
1/21/2022 Anthem (ANTM) Gears Up for Q4 Earnings: What's in the Cards? Zacks ... Inc. price-eps-surprise Anthem, Inc. QuoteLet’s see how things have shaped up prior to the fourth-quarter earnings announcement.Factors to Note Improved premiums and growing membership owing to ANTM’s Medicare and Medicaid businesses coupled with rate increases are likely to have contributed to Anthem’s total revenues in the fourth quarter.The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Anthem’s fourth-quarter revenues is pegged at $36.3 ...
1/21/2022 Anthem (ANTM) Gears Up for Q4 Earnings: What's in the Cards? entrepreneur.com ... Inc. price-eps-surprise Anthem, Inc. QuoteLet’s see how things have shaped up prior to the fourth-quarter earnings announcement.Factors to Note Improved premiums and growing membership owing to ANTM’s Medicare and Medicaid businesses coupled with rate increases are likely to have contributed to Anthem’s total revenues in the fourth quarter.The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Anthem’s fourth-quarter revenues is pegged at $36.3 ...
1/21/2022 CMS sets March 21 deadline for Texas healthcare workers under mandate to be fully vaccinated Becker's Hospital Review ... said in a statement shared with Becker's. "We will continue our extensive outreach and assistance efforts encouraging individuals working in health care to get vaccinated."The CMS rule requires healthcare facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to establish a policy ensuring eligible workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with exemptions allowed based on religious beliefs or recognized medical conditions ...
1/21/2022 Statement for the Record: Casey Reports UnitedHealth Has Reprocessed 1.6 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Claims In Response to Aging Committee Oversight US Senate ... also released his documents from his correspondence with UnitedHealth, which can be found here . Most major insurers reportedly adopted a rate of $40 per vaccine administered shortly after guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in March. UnitedHealth did not update its rates until July 1, 2021.Senator Casey’s full statement for the record can be found https://www.aging.senate.gov/download/sen-caseys-statement-for-the-congressional-record ...
1/21/2022 United States Senate Special Committee on Aging US Senate ... also released his documents from his correspondence with UnitedHealth, which can be found here . Most major insurers reportedly adopted a rate of $40 per vaccine administered shortly after guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in March. UnitedHealth did not update its rates until July 1, 2021.Senator Casey’s full statement for the record can be found here .Senator Casey’s previous letter to UnitedHealth can be ...
1/21/2022 Cardiology's rapid outpatient migration: 8 key 'firsts' in the last year Becker's ASC Review ... implant Biotronik's Orsiro Mission coronary artery drug-eluting stent.2. In November, The Guardian, an implantable acute coronary syndrome event detector, was qualified for CMS' transitional pass-through payment as part of the 2022 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System.3. In October, the Cardiovascular Institute of the South was reportedly the first in the U.S. to use the Philips Laser System Neximer to reopen blockages in arteries.4. In ...
1/21/2022 Send our patients to the US? Canadian Spine Society says no Beckers Spine Review ... spine surgeries could be performed in Canada at the same cost as 300 in the U.S. However, Peter MacDonald, MD, chair of Manitoba's surgery backlog task force, poked holes in this claim, arguing that Medicare rates for spine surgeries in North Dakota are competitive, and compensation rates for surgeons would ensure Manitoba patients would receive high-quality care, according to CBC.The plan has caused a significant rift among Canadian ...
1/21/2022 Also in the News for Friday, Jan. 21 McKnight's Long Term Care News Michigan nursing homes must offer COVID vaccines to residents on-site … Nursing home training begins for National Guard members … Officials investigating after two residents found dead at under-staffed nursing home following winter storm … Lawmakers call on CMS to not increase Medicare Part B premiumsMichigan nursing homes ...