Monthly Archives: November 2011

In The News: 5010 Implementation Update, AZ Medicaid Cuts Approved, Berwick Replacement Nominated

CMS Keeps Deadline, Announces 90-Day Grace Period for 5010 Implementation — CMS recently announced that it will keep in place a January 1, 2012 deadline for medical providers to update their computer systems to the 5010 standards. The 5010 standards apply to … Continue reading

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CMS Chief Don Berwick Resigns

The often controversial head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has chosen to resign his post, effective December 2, 2011.  Initially given the position through a recess appointment, more than 40 Republican senators had vowed to block his … Continue reading

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In the News: Deficit Committee, Supreme Court, NSC Revalidation

Deficit Super Committee Deadlocks — The Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, a bipartisan committee formed earlier this summer as part of the negotiations over the federal debt ceiling, announced today that they have failed to develop a consensus plan to cut … Continue reading

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Report Details Medicaid Spending, State Efforts to Control Costs

State governments across the country are experiencing extraordinary budgetary shortfalls due to the increased costs of their Medicaid programs over the past few years.  Enrollment in Medicaid programs in the United States grew 7.2% in 2009, 5.5% in 2010 and is … Continue reading

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