The federal government will punish 2,597 hospitals during the next year for having patients return within 30 days and while that number is similar to last year, the average cost of each penalty will be 20 percent more, according to a new analysis.
Health and Human Services preparedness response unit awarded $37.2 million toward work on diagnostics and vaccines, including $5.1 million to InBios for a two-year contract to develop a serological test that could reduce result time from days to hours.
At the Disabled Veterans Convention in Atlanta the President eschewed ‘radical’ proposals alluded to by Donald Trump and touted the improvements made in VA healthcare.
"We see CPC+ as the future of primary care in the U.S. and are pleased to partner with payers across the country that are aligned in this mission to transform our health care system," said CMS Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway, MD.
The small percentage of hospitals already tapping into the CMS PROs are tracking chronic care management, surgical interventions, mental health and cancer treatments, the company found. And there is evidence more healthcare entities will get in the game in the future.
The highlights of what candidates and their supporters said during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
iHealth Innovations chief growth officer Justin Barnes said the hospitals cannot simply throw technology at the new payment model. Instead, thriving under MACRA will take leadership and analytical thinking.
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Tom Frieden, MD, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that a widespread outbreak of the Zika virus is unlikely because the Aedes species of mosquitoes don’t travel more than 150 meters in their life.