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  • TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 20, 2014-- The public relations campaign that is being waged by both advocates and opponents of the Affordable Care Act is largely a war of opposing anecdotes, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

  • Medicaid patients clogging emergency rooms: Pro

    Dr. William Grace, MD, Grace Oncology founder, discusses the rate of Medicaid recipients using emergency rooms in hospitals unnecessarily.

  • The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA., Dec. 20, 2013-- Independence Blue Cross today announced the introduction of a new national health plan option for Medicare- eligible group retirees starting January 1. 2014. The new Personal Choice 65 PPO is a Medicare Advantage PPO plan that includes comprehensive Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.

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    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2013-- RadNet, Inc., a national leader in providing high-quality, cost-effective, fixed-site outpatient diagnostic imaging services through a network of 251 owned and operated outpatient imaging centers, today announced that it completed an initial analysis of changes for 2014 in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System rates as determined by the Final Rule as released by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services on November 27 th.

  • RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 12, 2013-- Baxano Surgical, Inc., a medical device company focused on designing, developing and marketing minimally invasive products to treat degenerative conditions of the spine affecting the lumbar region, today announced the 2014 Medicare Final Physician Fee Schedule Rule released in late November revises upward the Practice Expense Relative Value Units for Current Procedural Terminology Code 22586 for pre-sacral interbody fusion.

  • SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., Dec. 10, 2013-- With the Affordable Care Act and other new legislative requirements imposing significant new financial burdens on private duty home care agencies, which will ultimately drive up the cost to consumers of obtaining in-home care, a non-profit group is alerting consumers to an alternative source for obtaining private home care for elderly family members.

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    WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 10, 2013-- BG Medicine, Inc. announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have published the final determination of the 2014 Medicare national limitation amount for the Company's galectin-3 blood test at the amount of a crosswalked test whose 2014 national limitation amount is $30.01.

  • ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2013-- AngioDynamics, a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, announced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has created a new Ambulatory Payment Classification that includes both in-hospital endovenous radiofrequency treatments and in-hospital endovenous laser varicose vein ablation, such as the Company's VenaCure EVLT procedure.

  • MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 4, 2013-- BioTelemetry, Inc., the leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published a reduction to the reimbursement for remote cardiac monitoring services effective January 1, 2014.

  • In 1988, President Ronald Reagan had grown wary of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act, but his vice president, George Bush, saw political advantage in it.

    The history of federal health care is a tale of the hazards of presenting changes to consumers who might not want them. Take the 1989 Medicare law. The New York Times reports.

  • An enrollment sign for the Affordable Care Act at the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    Republican efforts to stop Obamacare are a throwback to past efforts by former lawmakers to stop other federal entitlement programs. The New York Times reports.

  • Texas Gov.: Working on free market alternatives to Obamacare

    Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R), discusses the "broken system" under Medicaid right now, and Texas' efforts to cover the uninsured.

  • CMS: CIO Tony Trenkle stepping down

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports CIO Tony Trenkle of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is stepping down November 15th.

  • Ryan questions CMS administrator on Capitol Hill

    Rep. Paul Ryan want to know there are ways to verify how many people have been offered employer sponsored insurance. "We have ways of verifying" if employer sponsored plans have been offered, says Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator.

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    Troy, Oct. 28, 2013-- Advomas, a national industry leader in health care payer sourcing, has been awarded the designation of multi-state Certified Application Counselor Designated Organization by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

  • What's pushing the doctor shortage?

    As it currently stands, Obamacare would create large-scale doctor shortages. Dr. Brad Allen, M.D. says compensation is down, and malpractice premiums are going up.

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    LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 24, 2013-- As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, National Research Corporation is pleased to announce its approval by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services as a CAHPS ® survey provider for Accountable Care Organizations.

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA., Oct. 17, 2013-- Michael A. Rashid, president and chief executive officer of AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies and chairman of Medicaid Health Plans of America's board of directors, will lead other AmeriHealth Caritas executives in addressing hundreds of Medicaid and health care industry leaders at MHPA's annual conference October 21 and 22 at the Gaylord National Resort& Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

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    PerformRx is part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, a majority-owned subsidiary of Independence Blue Cross; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan holds a minority interest. The honor, in URAC's Care Coordination and Clinical Integration category, was announced during the 2013 Best Practices Awards Gala as part of URAC's Annual Quality Summit, held September 30– October 2, 2013 in Washington, D.C. This award recognizes the achievements of organizations that are effectively advancing the role of consumers as active participants in health care through care coordination and clinical integration best practices. "This year's Best Practices Awards winners are recognized for their leadership in driving innovation for the health care industry," said Kylanne Green, president and CEO of URAC.