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In a letter to CMS, the National Association of Medicaid Directors contended that a 15-day limit on inpatient psychiatric treatment reimbursement is too short for effective treatment of some patients diagnosed with severe mental illness or substance use disorder.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within HHS has finalized a rule for all drug manufacturers who are required to make their drugs available to covered care providers under the 340B drug pricing program.
The intervention involves limiting carbohydrates to 40% of calories and having participants maintain muscle mass, so energy levels remain high.
As we approach the January 20 inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, we come to the end of an all-too-brief era of unparalleled government transparency and leadership accessibility: Acting Administrator of CMS Andy Slavitt will be stepping down from his post.
While rapid innovations in the field of oncology have improved treatments, the magnitude and dimension of clinical benefits vary widely.
What we’re reading, January 5, 2017: Vice President Joe Biden will create a nonprofit organization to focus on cancer research and drug prices; school telemedicine could help kids stay in the classroom and out of the doctor’s office; bundled payments for joint replacements saved $5577 in spending per episode.
Contrary to popular opinion, hospitals that receive lower reimbursements from public programs often cut fees to private payers to adjust to the new normal. Medicaid expansion, in particular, has had a net positive effect because hospitals are faced with less uncompensated care.
Researchers in Australia conducted a systematic analysis of several randomized control trials that evaluated weight loss as an intervention for breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer.
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