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Imbed Bio Snags $1.6M to Commercialize Infection-Preventing Dressing

IMBED BIO SNAGS $1.6M TO COMMERCIALIZE INFECTION-PREVENTING DRESSING

Imbed Biosciences has raised a funding round of nearly $1.6 million, which the Fitchburg, WI-based startup plans to use to begin selling...

Medicare lowers payments to 751 hospitals due to patient injuries

MEDICARE LOWERS PAYMENTS TO 751 HOSPITALS DUE TO PATIENT INJURIES

Last week, Medicare lowered a year's worth of payments to 751 hospitals to penalize them for having the highest rates of patient injuries.

 
 
 
Genetic testing firms filing for bankruptcy deprive CMS of hundreds of millions

GENETIC TESTING FIRMS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY DEPRIVE CMS OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS

While some doctor-owned labs have dodged collection efforts for years, several testing firms deeply in debt to Medicare appear to have...

Drug discount program 340B is at center of debate between CMS, lawmakers and hospitals

DRUG DISCOUNT PROGRAM 340B IS AT CENTER OF DEBATE BETWEEN CMS, LAWMAKERS AND HOSPITALS

The 340B program requires pharmaceutical companies to give steep discounts to hospitals and clinics that serve high volumes of low-income...

 
 
 
Five key findings from health executive value-based care survey

FIVE KEY FINDINGS FROM HEALTH EXECUTIVE VALUE-BASED CARE SURVEY

The shift to value-based care is on the list of one of the biggest challenges managed care executives face in their organization, according...

Ive key findings from health executive value-based care survey

IVE KEY FINDINGS FROM HEALTH EXECUTIVE VALUE-BASED CARE SURVEY

The shift to value-based care is on the list of one of the biggest challenges managed care executives face in their organization, according...

 
 
 
With CMS planning to cancel two bundled payment programs, providers have a choice to make

WITH CMS PLANNING TO CANCEL TWO BUNDLED PAYMENT PROGRAMS, PROVIDERS HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE

Given the overwhelming data and momentum among employers and private insurers, this latest announcement might just be the tipping point...

 
 
 
 
 
 
In Maine, Making Cancer DNA Tests Free-And Asking Tough Questions

IN MAINE, MAKING CANCER DNA TESTS FREE-AND ASKING TOUGH QUESTIONS

Has the era of genetic oncology arrived? Last week, the biomedical world took a notable step in that direction when the FDA said Merck's...

WEB CMS DEVELOPER/KENTICO SPECIALIST

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Can “pre-hospice” programs support the push towards value-based care?

CAN “PRE-HOSPICE” PROGRAMS SUPPORT THE PUSH TOWARDS VALUE-BASED CARE?

More doctors, hospitals, and insurers are starting to see the value of home-based palliative care and are figuring out how to pay for...

 
 
 
Amid Focus On Value, Forward Health Group's Software Gets Qualified

AMID FOCUS ON VALUE, FORWARD HEALTH GROUP'S SOFTWARE GETS QUALIFIED

With the healthcare industry navigating the transition from fee-for-service payment models to value-based care, startups and mature...

Inaccurate provider directories create barriers to care

INACCURATE PROVIDER DIRECTORIES CREATE BARRIERS TO CARE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a report in January on the accuracy of provider directories, the online lists...

 
 
 
Trump Policies, Paperwork & More: Advice for Startup Founders

TRUMP POLICIES, PAPERWORK & MORE: ADVICE FOR STARTUP FOUNDERS

If you are the founder of a fledgling business, there are many things that are under your control, but also some that are not. For...

CMS study: Doctors had advance care planning conversations with more than 220k patients in H1 2016

CMS STUDY: DOCTORS HAD ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONVERSATIONS WITH MORE THAN 220K PATIENTS IN H1 2016

In the face of a House bill that would revoke Medicare reimbursement for end-of-life planning sessions, a CMS study reported that the...

 
 
 
Will Trump administration welcome CMS' mandatory cardiac bundle?

WILL TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WELCOME CMS' MANDATORY CARDIAC BUNDLE?

CMS has announced a new rule affecting Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries receiving services during three common conditions/procedures:...