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MACRA Changes Will Affect Physician Payments

MACRA Changes Will Affect Physician Payments

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Changes made by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act have affected the government's approach to physician payment.

Medicaid: Improvement Under the Affordable Care Act

Medicaid: Improvement Under the Affordable Care Act

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Thirty-one states and Washington DC have signed legislation to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

GOP Health Care Law a Mixed Bag for Rheumatologists, Patients

GOP Health Care Law a Mixed Bag for Rheumatologists, Patients

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The American College of Rheumatology's head of government affairs dissects the AHCA proposal and explains what it means for rheumatologists and their patients.

Support for Healthcare Law Increasing, Says Poll

Support for Healthcare Law Increasing, Says Poll

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Increase in the health law's popularity is largely due to an increase in support among independents.

Obamacare Medicaid Expansion May Pose Challenges to Timely Care

Obamacare Medicaid Expansion May Pose Challenges to Timely Care

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Data from 4 years before state Medicaid expansions and 2 years afterward.

American College of Rheumatology Expresses Concerns About Proposed AHCA

American College of Rheumatology Expresses Concerns About Proposed AHCA

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American College of Rheumatology provides mixed opinions on the proposed American Health Care Act.

Patients Seldom Request Health Care Cost Estimates

Patients Seldom Request Health Care Cost Estimates

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Data comes from two combined quantitative surveys, one involving patients and the other physicians or other health care providers, practice administrators, and C-suite executives.

AMA, ACP Voice Opposition to GOP Healthcare Reform Bill

AMA, ACP Voice Opposition to GOP Healthcare Reform Bill

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Responses come after House leadership introduces the American Health Care Act, the proposed replacement for Obamacare.

GOP Introduces Obamacare Replacement

GOP Introduces Obamacare Replacement

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Republicans unveil proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

Nearly 9% of U.S. Population Uninsured in 2016

Nearly 9% of U.S. Population Uninsured in 2016

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In first 9 months of 2016, 12.3% of adults and 5% of children remain uninsured.

Some Hospitals May Be Overcharging for Hip and Knee Replacements

Some Hospitals May Be Overcharging for Hip and Knee Replacements

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Research letter examines statistics from a single private insurance plan from 2011 to 2015.

CMS Proposes Rule Changes to Stabilize Small Group Health Insurance Markets

CMS Proposes Rule Changes to Stabilize Small Group Health Insurance Markets

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Rule change proposals include special enrollment period for eligible individuals.

Monthly Insurance Premium Tied to Network Size

Monthly Insurance Premium Tied to Network Size

In a plan with an extra-small network, researchers found that the monthly premium was 6.7% less than a plan with a large network.

 US Healthcare System Ranks Among Least Efficient in World

US Healthcare System Ranks Among Least Efficient in World

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The US health care system is one of the least efficient worldwide based on a Bloomberg index that assesses life expectancy, health care spending per capita, and relative spending as a share of gross domestic product

VIDEO: Biosimilar Insurance Coverage and Therapeutic Substitution

VIDEO: Biosimilar Insurance Coverage and Therapeutic Substitution

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This video discusses issues related to insurance coverage and therapeutic substitution of biologic biosimilars.

CMS Chronic Care Program: One Clinician's Personal Thoughts

CMS Chronic Care Program: One Clinician's Personal Thoughts

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One clinician reflects on the financial incentives provided by the Chronic Care Management (CCM) program of CMS.

Insurance Exchange Enrollees May Have Less Choices in 2017 Under Affordable Care Act

Insurance Exchange Enrollees May Have Less Choices in 2017 Under Affordable Care Act

Health insurers have faced challenges in building insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

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