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Budget Deal Leaves in Place 2% Cut to Medicare Providers

Negotiators from the House and Senate announced a budget deal late last night to stave off nearly $100 billion in new budget cuts set to become active on January 1, 2014 without new legislation. The compromise bill, negotiated by Budget … Continue reading

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In The News: Doc Fix, Essential Benefits Package, Supreme Court to hear ACA Challenge in March

Quite an interesting weekend preceeding the holidays with new information released concerning the Essential Health Benefits Package, the Supreme Court agreeing to hear oral arguments on challenges to the Affordable Care Act in March 2012, oh, and that whole “doc … Continue reading

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In the News: Medicaid Managed Care Expansion Tied to Performance in Texas, Legislative Maneuvering on ‘Doc Fix’ Continues

CMS Ties Medicaid Managed Care Expansion to Performance — The increasing trend of states moving toward managed care programs to trim costs associated with their Medicaid budgets received a big shot in the arm yesterday as the Obama Administration approved a Texas plan to … Continue reading

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Doc Fix Deal Elusive with Time Running Out

“Doc Fix” Deal Proves Elusive in Year-end Legislation — Democrats and Republicans in congress are predictably having trouble making a deal to change the sustainable growth rate (aka SGR or doc fix) halting a 27% reimbursement cut to physicians serving Medicare … Continue reading

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