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Delay sought in insurance exchange subsidies

A hearing was held on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on a request for a second...
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CBO score for AHCA due today

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is leading a working group of 13 Senators, including Sen. John Thune, to draft the framework for the Senate’s...
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CMS delays CJR, bundled payments until Jan. 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed the start date to Jan. 1 for the expansion of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, the new bundled payment program for heart attack and cardiac bypass surgery services and the new cardiac rehabilitation incentive program.
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CMS releases SNF 2018 proposed payment rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018 proposed payment rule for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The proposed rule reflects the annual updates to the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) SNF payment rates and policies.
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OSHA extends electronic record-keeping compliance deadline

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says it is extending the July 1, 2017 compliance date for the electronic submission of the 2016 Form 300A report of injuries and illnesses. OSHA says it is delaying the deadline primarily because the agency has yet to roll out the secure website for posting the reports.
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Supreme Court sides with nursing home in Kentucky case

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with a nursing home in a Kentucky case tied to powers of attorney and arbitration agreements. The high court ruled 7-1 decision that the Kentucky Supreme Court's clear-statement rule violates the Federal Arbitration Act by singling out arbitration agreements for disfavored treatment.

Senate tinkers with AHCA amendments prior to the CBO score

Next week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will release its score for the American Health Care Act (AHCA, H.R. 1628), which was passed by the House on May 4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has created a 13-person Republican working group on health care, which is drafting a Senate version of the health care bill.
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International cyberattack hits health care organizations

The global cyberattack that locked providers out of patient records and forced affected hospitals to divert urgent care patients provides an important reminder for facilities to check up on their cyber security systems.
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CMS releases rule for Medicare IRF Prospective Payment System

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 3 released the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018 proposed payment rule for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The proposed rule reflects the annual update to the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) IRF payment rates and policies.
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Open Payments 2016 review and dispute period ends May 15

The American Hospital Association (AHA) says physicians and teaching hospitals may review and dispute 2016 payments reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments program through May 15.