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The Democrats held their national convention last week, and this week the Republicans follow suit. To help see the forest for the trees for these two weeks, here’s a quick summary of where both President Donald Trump and Joe Biden stand on healthcare policy.  We’ll start off easy: the Patient…
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Presidential Executive Order No. 1 was issued on Oct. 20, 1862 by President Lincoln; it established a wartime court in Louisiana. The most famous executive order was also issued by Lincoln a few years later – the Emancipation Proclamation. Executive orders are derived from the Constitution, which gives the president…
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Both policy issues remain on the CMS agenda, even though the agency has lost two court battles. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma was probably well aware of what she was walking into last week at the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee hearing.…
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This question can help you evaluate lawyers EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second and final installment in a two-part series as to when facilities should voluntarily refund an overpayment. It can be difficult to know if you’re getting good advice from your lawyer, but here is a good test to…
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Hospitals must perform medical screening evaluations to patients presenting at emergency departments. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the nation’s largest health insurer, instituted a policy last year of not paying for emergency department care if they retrospectively determined the visit was non-emergent. It started in Georgia, Missouri, and Kentucky, and…
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Questions still linger regarding specifics of implementation. By Mark Spivey Arkansas has become the nation’s third state to implement a work requirement for Medicaid, according to an announcement made earlier this week by Governor Asa Hutchinson and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma. The state expects…