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01/27/14 | SOURCE: NPR
Republicans have offered a wide array of proposals to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act since it became law in 2010. But few have come with the pedigree of the plan just unveiled by a trio of senior Senate Republicans.
01/25/14 | SOURCE: Washington Post
Thousands of primary-care doctors and specialists across the country have been terminated from privately run Medicare Advantage plans, sparking a battle between doctors who say patient care is being threatened and insurers that insist they have to reduce costs and streamline their operations.
01/24/14 | SOURCE: Modern Healthcare
A federal judge ordered Boise, Idaho-based St. Luke’s Health System to unwind its acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group.
01/16/14 | SOURCE: Modern Healthcare
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission unanimously voted to recommend that Congress narrow the differences in what the program pays providers depending on where a service is delivered. The change would mean a 0.6% drop in Medicare revenue for hospitals.
01/16/14 | SOURCE: Kaiser Health News
After years of legislative wrangling and last-minute patches, expectations are high among physician groups, lawmakers and Medicare beneficiaries that Congress could act this year to permanently replace the current Medicare physician payment formula.
01/09/14 | SOURCE: Healthcare IT News
A new study in the journal Health Services Research finds nearly three-quarters of physicians using electronic health records in 2011 said there were clinical benefits when patients’ medical histories were kept in digital files.