CMS Introduces 2024 Medicare PFS, Rules Proposed by OPPS – MedLearn Publishing

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The OPPS proposal did not contain references to several high-profile issues on which industry leaders awaited reform. Federal officials yesterday unveiled a pair of proposed rules, with potential adjustments to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for calendar year 2024. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement … Read more

House just passed a controversial defense policy bill that limits access to abortion and transgender health care for military personnel. Here’s how the Colorado delegates voted.

House just passed a controversial defense policy bill that limits access to abortion and transgender health care for military personnel.  Here's how the Colorado delegates voted.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the annual defense policy bill on Friday, 219 to 210. The Colorado delegation like the House as a whole split largely, but not quite, along the lines of the party after Republicans added several controversial amendments to the culture war. The bill would authorize an $866 billion defense bill … Read more

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SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher at a news conference announcing the actors' strike July 13, 2023 in Los Angeles.

The Hollywood heavyweights are coming out in support of the actors’ strike, which officially kicks off at midnight on Thursday. After a month of tense negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the major studios, talks collapsed Wednesday at Midnight (PDT) and the union’s negotiating committee unanimously recommended a vote by its national council to call a strike. … Read more

Grant renewal strengthens patient-centered outcomes research training program

Grant renewal strengthens patient-centered outcomes research training program

by Bill Snyder The federal government has renewed its support for a Health Learning System (LHS) T32 training program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that prepares researchers to discover, evaluate, and implement strategies to improve patient outcomes and ultimately, the general health of the community. Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH The traditional approach to health care … Read more

Biden accuses Tuberville of endangering US security

Biden accuses Tuberville of endangering US security

I’d be willing to talk to him if I thought there was any chance he would change his ridiculous stance on this. He is jeopardizing the security of the United States with what he is doing, President Joe Biden said during a news conference in Helsinki, Finland, when asked about Senator Tuberville’s position by CNN. … Read more

Medicaid expansion has improved access to palliative care for cancer patients

ARPA Reduced Tax Challenges on the CA Affordable Care Act Market

By Kelsey Waddill July 13, 2023 — Medicaid recipients with advanced-stage cancer may have greater access to palliative care in states that have adopted Medicaid expansion, according to a study published in Health Affairs. The researchers leveraged the National Cancer Database to perform this assessment. The individuals in the sample ranged in age from 18 … Read more

Patient Discovery announces steering committee dedicated to reducing disparities in cancer care

Patient Discovery announces steering committee dedicated to reducing disparities in cancer care

Nationally Recognized Champions of Health Equity Named as Inaugural Members. BOSTON, July 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Patient discoveryleader in using patient-centric data to drive equitable health outcomes, recently announced inaugural members of new group Connect life to care Steering Committee. This group will focus on improving access to care and outcomes for all cancer patients. … Read more

Mass General Brigham says cost cutting is underway – CommonWealth Magazine

Mass General Brigham says cost cutting is underway - CommonWealth Magazine

MASS GENERAL BRIGHAMthe state’s largest and most expensive health care system, says it is on track to meet the cost savings goal agreed to under a first-of-its-kind agreement with the state’s Health Policy Commission. The hospital system in September 2022 agreed to reduce its costs by $176.3 million in the 18 months between October 1, … Read more

Home budget plan would make mass healthcare more affordable – CommonWealth Magazine

Mass General Brigham says cost cutting is underway - CommonWealth Magazine

MASSACHUSETTS HEALTHCAREit’s the best in the nation, but assistance is still out of reach for too many residents. From doctor visits to life-saving medications, too many people cannot access vital services when they need them. Fortunately, a House proposal is currently under consideration by the conference budget committee that would provide significant cost relief for … Read more

St. Luke | Aspirus healthcare

St. Luke |  Aspirus healthcare

Proposal for St. Lukes to Affiliate with Aspirus Health to Improve Health Care Quality and Expand Access to Services in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan Aspirus Health is pleased to announce that St. Lukes has signed a letter of intent to affiliate with Aspirus. By affiliated with St. Lukes, headquartered in Duluth, MN, our … Read more