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EDITOR’S NOTE: Healthcare attorney David Glaser reported on the CMS final rule’s reference to “shoppable” services during today’s edition of Monitor Monday. The following is his report. On Nov. 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an advanced copy of a final rule that will require all…
The announcement covers OPPS, ASC regulations, and promises to ramp up competition among providers. In a move that sparked instant and intense reactions across the healthcare industry, the federal government on Friday introduced twin final rules it says constitute “historic steps” to increase price transparency and increase competition among the…
Discharge Planning Conditions of Participation guidance from CMS is being seen as unhelpful. As hospitals prepare to implement the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Discharge Planning Conditions of Participation Final Rule, they’re likely to be thrown off some by IMPACT: Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014. Although…
One should avoid passing judgment on those who create the algorithms. I recently read a study in Science Magazine that focused on racial biases found in popular algorithms that are used in the area of population health. I would encourage you to read the entire article to get some detailed…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, along with six managed care organizations (MCOs), have been named as defendants in a federal lawsuit filed on Sept. 25, claiming that more than a dozen of the state’s Medicaid behavioral and mental healthcare providers had their agreements terminated by the MCOs without cause.…
Veterans’ health is the face of the social determinants of health. Once 11/11/11 or as it was known at the time 11:00 a.m. November 11th, 1918 was an indelible date – the Armistice of World War I but over time it became delible as it was succeeded by more indelible…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was first published by RACmonitor on Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. As a proud granddaughter of the Army, daughter of the Navy, and spouse and aunt of the Air Force, I’m humbled by the dedication of those who have served and continue to…
The government website is designed to help improve the lives of all Americans. Population health is a relatively new term for most people, even with the healthcare community.  According to David Kindig and Greg Stoddart in their March 2003 article "What is Population Health?" in the American Journal of Public…