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Former CMS chief of staff previews 4 areas of value-based care in 2022

Value-based care continues to take root in healthcare. It’s clear the future of reimbursement will at minimum include a heaping…

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Medicare’s Open Enrollment Is Open Season for Scammers

Finding the best private Medicare drug or medical insurance plan among dozens of choices is tough enough without throwing misleading…

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Mandatory Vaccines for Health Care Workers Might Upend Nurses’ Training

Kaitlyn Hevner expects to complete a 15-month accelerated nursing program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in December.…

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How CMS is boosting telehealth and RPM with new CPT codes

In the latest Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed for the first time…

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Low Wages and Pandemic Gut Staffing Support for Those With Disabilities

Ernestine “Erma” Bryant likes her job, but the pay is a problem. She works in a caregiver role as a…

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The Solution to Au Pairs’ Health Coverage Gaps May Be Simple: ACA Plans

In 2016, Isis Mabel, of Mexico, wanted to improve her English. On advice from an aunt, she enrolled with an…

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After Pandemic Ravaged Nursing Homes, New State Laws Protect Residents

When the coronavirus hit Martha Leland’s Connecticut nursing home last year, she and dozens of other residents contracted the disease…

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California Lawmakers Push Feds to Allow a Therapy That Pays Meth Users to Abstain

In his multiple attempts to overcome a methamphetamine addiction that ground through two decades of his life, Tyrone Clifford Jr.…

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Expanding Insurance Coverage Is Top Priority for New Medicare-Medicaid Chief

The new head of the federal agency that oversees health benefits for nearly 150 million Americans and $1 trillion in…

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In California, Nursing Home Owners Can Operate After They’re Denied a License

Aaron Mendelson, KPCC and Elly Yu, KPCC The pandemic has highlighted poor care in America’s nursing homes, where nearly 175,000…

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