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Tag: Medicare

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Where we’ve been and where we’re going: A 50-year perspective on health policy

June 25, 2021 / By Megan Carr, Chet Stroyny

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Chet Stroyny, a program manager for Regulatory and Government Affairs at 3M Health Information Systems, about his 50-year career in the health […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Giving small physician practices a larger voice

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore. And with me today is Dr. Jen Brull, who is a family physician and vice […]

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Linking quality to financial outcomes: The foundation for value

February 24, 2021 / By Dawn Weimar, RN

Many Medicaid programs, health plans, and ACOs are looking for new strategies to offset tight budgets. COVID-19 has dealt severe blows to the economy, state budgets and the provision of […]

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Making sense of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

February 3, 2021 / By Megan Carr

The effort to develop vaccines against COVID-19 has been extraordinary and the process to distribute the vaccines needs to be just as successful—not only for the country overall, but also […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Planning for the future during a time of crisis

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M Inside Angle Podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore. And with me today is Matt Eyles, the president and CEO of America’s Health […]

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The projected middle-income senior affordable supportive housing crunch

January 24, 2020 / By Gretchen Mills

I took advantage of the quieter work environment over the holidays to catch up on my policy reading. The Health Affairs top ten articles from 2019 included “The Forgotten Middle: […]

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MedPAC evaluation of readmission reduction program, no change in recommendations to Congress

September 23, 2019 / By Gretchen Mills

MedPAC, the advisory commission to Congress for Medicare, presented its evaluation of the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) at the September meeting. The HRRP was enacted in 2010. In […]

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Eyes on Eylea and Lucentis

August 9, 2019 / By Divya Verma, RHIA

Recently, I came across an OIG announcement “Review of Medicare Part B Claims for Intravitreal Injections of Eylea and Lucentis” released in June 2019. Upon reading this announcement, I pulled […]

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Article: Chart Conundrums: Be Mindful of PA Documentation

With Kelly Long, CPC, CPCO

In her article, Kelly Long, CPC, discusses the importance of accurate and compliant physician assistant reimbursement.

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Flying to the hospital and getting treated for air ambulance sticker shock

July 10, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Patients are charged around $1,200 for an ambulance ride to the hospital, while the median price of an air ambulance for privately insured patients is $36,400. Why is the price […]

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Ten years after “The Cost Conundrum” – How much has changed?

May 3, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

McAllen, Texas is a border town in the Rio Grande Valley with a metro population of 839,000. On May 25, 2009, Atul Gawande published The Cost Conundrum in which he […]

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Modernization of LCD process and relocation of codes

February 1, 2019 / By Divya Verma, RHIA

On October 3rd, 2018 Medicare announced significant changes to the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) process. As a result, a major change to the LCD format was also announced in Change […]