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2003-01-08 STATEMENT OF CMS ADMINISTRATOR TOM SCULLY
2003-01-08 REPORT DETAILS NATIONAL HEALTH CARE SPENDING INCREASES IN 2001
2003-01-09 MEDICARE ADOPTS UPDATED FIRE SAFETY CODE FOR INPATIENT FACILITIES
2003-01-15 STUDY SHOWS HEALTH CARE FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IS IMPROVING
2003-01-17 MANAGED CARE PLAN OFFERED TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN SOUTHERN LOS ANGELES, NORTHERN ORANGE COUNTIES, CALIF
2003-01-14 PRIVATE FEE-FOR-SERVICE PLAN OFFERED TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN IOWA, MINN., N.D., S.D., AND WIS.
2003-01-23 CMS STREAMLINES AND SIMPLIFIES QUALITY AND PERSONNEL RULES FOR CLINICAL LABORATORIES
2003-01-23 CMS ISSUES FINAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION FOR HOSPITALS
2003-01-24 CMS TO EXTEND MEDICARE SATELLITE NETWORK TO IHS AND INDIAN TRIBES
2003-01-24 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN FAYETTE AND ROSS COUNTIES, OHIO
2003-01-29 STATEMENT BY CMS ADMINISTRATOR TOM SCULLY
2003-01-31 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN BRISTOL COUNTY, R.
2003-01-31 UNITED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE CO. TO OFFER MEDICARE MANAGED CARE PLAN IN THREE RHODE ISLAND COUNTIES
2003-02-04 COVENTRY HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE CO. TO OFFER MEDICARE MANAGED CARE PLAN IN ST. LOUIS AND FIVE COUNTIES IN M0., ILL.
2003-02-05 COVENTRY HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE CO. TO OFFER MEDICARE MANAGED CARE PLAN IN OHIO, WEST VIRGINIA
2003-02-05 HEALTH ASSURANCE PENNSYLVANIA INC. TO OFFER MEDICARE MANAGED CARE PLAN IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA.
2003-02-06 MEDICARE HEALTH PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE BENEFICIARIES IN COOK, KOOCHICHING COUNTIES, MINN.
2003-02-07 DR. ALLEN CONAN DAVIS APPOINTED CMS CHIEF DENTAL OFFICER
2003-02-07 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN WARREN COUNTY, OHIO
2003-02-20 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN 7 WESTERN N.C. COUNTIES
2003-02-26 CMS TO INCREASE PHYSICIAN PAYMENT RATES FOR 2003
2003-02-26 CHARLOTTE S. YEH, M.D., APPOINTED CMS REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR BOSTON REGION
2003-02-28 CMS TAKES STEPS TO CRACK DOWN ON INAPPROPRIATE HOSPITAL OUTLIER CLAIMS
2003-03-03 MEDICARE PROPOSES UPDATED RATES FOR LONG TERM CARE HOSPITALS
2003-03-07 TOTAL LONGTERM CARE INC. IN DENVER, COLO. APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-03-22 CMS CREATES MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
2003-03-25 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN ORLEANS, CHAUTAUQUA COUNTIES, N.Y.
2003-03-25 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN BIBB COUNTY, ALA.
2003-03-28 CMS ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY GROWTH ESTIMATES FOR MEDICARE+CHOICE FOR 2004
2003-04-01 CMS ISSUES FINAL RULE PROTECTING MEDICARE+CHOICE APPEALS
2003-04-02 MANAGED CARE PLAN OFFERED TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN 10 COUNTIES IN OMAHA, NEB. AND COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA AREA
2003-04-02 CMS ANNOUNCES NEW CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM TO PROMOTE HEALTH CARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
2003-04-08 CMS DEPUTY CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER APPOINTED
2003-04-15 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES EXPANDED COVERAGE OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE ANGIOGRAPHY
2003-04-16 MEDICARE EXPANDS COVERAGE FOR PET SCANS
2003-04-24 CMS CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER AND DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF CLINICAL STANDARDS APPOINTED
2003-04-24 MEDICARE PROPOSES NEW ENROLLMENT POLICY FOR HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS
2003-04-30 MANAGED CARE PLAN OFFERED TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN PITTSBURGH AND 17 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES
2003-05-08 CMS PROPOSES 3.3 PERCENT INCREASE IN MEDICARE PAYMENT RATES IN FY 2004 FOR REHABILITATION HOSPITALS
2003-05-08 MEDICARE PROPOSES 2.9 PERCENT INCREASE IN NURSING HOME PAYMENT RATES
2003-05-09 MEDICARE PROPOSES INCREASE IN PAYMENT RATES FOR HOSPITAL INPATIENT CARE
2003-05-15 STATEMENT OF TOM SCULLY, ADMINISTRATOR CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICE
2003-05-19 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN INDIANA COUNTY, PA
2003-05-23 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN 12 COUNTIES IN EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
2003-06-02 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES UPDATED RATES FOR LONG TERM CARE HOSPITALS
2003-06-03 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN INDIANAPOLIS AND 7 INDIANA COUNTIES
2003-06-05 CMS ISSUES FINAL RULE FOR OUTLIER PAYMENTS TO HOSPITALS
2003-06-06 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES ITS INTENTION TO EXPAND COVERAGE OF IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS
2003-06-23 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN MOBILE COUNTY, ALA
2003-06-23 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN TWO COUNTIES IN CENTRAL N.Y. STATE
2003-06-25 CMS HONORS INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AGENCIES FOR ENSURING BENEFICIARIES RECEIVE QUALITY HEALTH CARE
2003-06-25 CMS HONORS MEDICARE CONTRACTORS FOR OUTSTANDING WORK TO ASSIST BENEFICIARIES
2003-06-26 MANAGED CARE PLAN OFERED TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN THREE COUNTIES IN TAMPA BAY-SARASOTA, FLA. AREA
2003-07-01 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN 2 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI
2003-07-08 NATIONAL PARTICIPATING PHYSICIAN DIRECTORY NOW OFFERS MORE INFORMATION ON CMS WEB SITE
2003-07-23 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN 10 EAST TENN. COUNTIES
2003-07-31 MEDICARE INCREASES NURSING HOME PAYMENT RATES
2003-08-01 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN PAYMENT RATES FOR HOSPITAL INPATIENT CARE
2003-08-01 REHABILITATION HOSPITALS TO GET 3.2 PERCENT INCREASE IN MEDICARE PAYMENT RATES IN FY 2004
2003-08-06 CMS PROPOSES INCREASE FOR HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES
2003-08-08 MEDICARE PROPOSES 2004 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE CHANGES
2003-08-12 CMS EXPANDS AND IMPROVES MEDICARE WEB SITE TO ASSIST HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS AND PROVIDERS
2003-08-14 CMS ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS TO HEAD NEW FREEDOM INITIATIVE, NURSING HOMES
2003-08-15 CMS PROPOSES NEW RULES TO PAY APPROPRIATELY FOR MEDICARE-COVERED DRUGS
2003-08-20 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO COVER LUNG VOLUME REDUCTION SURGERY
2003-08-21 CMS REQUIRES CERTAIN TYPES OF MEDICAL CENTERS AND FACILITIES TO SUBMIT COST REPORTS IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT
2003-08-21 MEDICARE MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE BENEFICIARIES IN TWO COUNTIES IN CENTRAL N. Y. STATE
2003-08-22 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN BROWARD COUNTY, FLA.
2003-08-22 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN WALKER COUNTY, ALA.
2003-08-25 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN SIX COUNTIES IN ROCHESTER, N.Y. AREA
2003-08-29 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES FINAL RULE ON HOSPITAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO PATIENTS SEEKING TREATMENT FOR EMERGENCY CONDITIONS
2003-08-29 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN LINCOLN COUNTY, MO., IN ST. LOUIS AREA
2003-08-29 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN MANATEE, SARASOTA COUNTIES, FLA.
2003-09-02 CMS PROPOSES CHANGES IN CLASSIFYING INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITIES
2003-09-02 CMS POSTS CORRECT CODING INITIATIVE EDITS ON INTERNET
2003-09-09 NEW EFFORTS AIMED AT STOPPING ABUSE OF THE POWER WHEELCHAIR BENEFIT IN THE MEDICARE PROGRAM
2003-09-09 MANAGED CARE PLAN OFFERED TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN CINCINNATI, DAYTON, OHIO AREAS
2003-09-09 MEDICARE MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE BENEFICIARIES THROUGHOUT PUERTO RICO
2003-09-10 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO
2003-09-10 MANAGED CARE PLAN OFFERED TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN 3 NORTH CENTRAL KY. COUNTIES
2003-09-11 STATEMENT OF LESLIE V. NORWALK, ACTING DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
2003-09-11 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN STARK COUNTY, OHIO
2003-09-11 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN TWO TEXAS COUNTIES
2003-09-16 ARKANSAS BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD TO PROCESS AND PAY MEDICARE CLAIMS IN RHODE ISLAND
2003-09-17 MEDICARE MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE BENEFICIARIES IN THREE OHIO COUNTIES
2003-09-22 STATEMENT OF TOM SCULLY, ADMINISTRATOR CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
2003-09-22 MEDICARE MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE BENEFICIARIES IN SEVEN NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES
2003-09-22 MEDICARE MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE BENEFICIARIES IN TWO COUNTIES IN CENTRAL ALABAMA
2003-09-23 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES PLAN TO ACCEPT HIPAA NON-COMPLIANT ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS AFTER OCTOBER 16 COMPLIANCE DEADLINE
2003-09-25 CMS UPDATES AND IMPROVES ITS MEDICARE COVERAGE DECISION PROCESS
2003-10-01 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES ITS INTENTION TO COVER VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICES AS DESTINATION THERAPY
2003-10-16 HHS ANNOUNCES MEDICARE PREMIUM AND DEDUCTIBLE RATES FOR 2004
2003-10-23 PALMETTO SENIORCARE IN SOUTH CAROLINA APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-10-28 PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEM-OREGON IN PORTLAND, ORE. APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-10-30 BIENVIVIR SENIOR HEALTH SERVICES IN EL PASO, TEXAS APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-10-30 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES 2004 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE AND PAYMENT POLICY CHANGES
2003-10-31 COMMUNITY CARE FOR THE ELDERLY IN MILWAUKEE, WIS. APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-10-31 CENTER FOR SENIOR INDEPENDENCE IN DETROIT, MICH. APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-10-31 CMS ANNOUNCES PAYMENT INCREASE FOR HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES
2003-11-03 COMPREHENSIVE CARE MANAGEMENT CORP. IN NEW YORK CITY APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-11-03 SUTTER SENIORCARE IN SACRAMENTO, CALIF. APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-11-03 CENTER FOR ELDERS INDEPENDENCE IN OAKLAND, CALIF. APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-11-03 ON LOK SENIOR HEALTH SERVICES IN SAN FRANCISCO APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-11-04 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MORE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTIES, CALIF.
2003-11-05 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO COVER SCREENING IMMUNOASSAY FECAL-OCCULT BLOOD TESTS
2003-11-14 CMS ANNOUNCES MEDICARE IMPROPER PAYMENTS RATE FOR 2003
2003-11-18 CMS SELECTS THREE ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN MEDICARE PROJECT TO HELP BENEFICIARIES
2003-11-18 ELDER SERVICE PLAN IN LYNN, MASS. APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-11-19 MEDICARE PROPOSES NEW PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC FACILITIES
2003-11-24 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN THREE SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA COUNTIES
2003-11-24 ELDER SERVICE PLAN OF EAST BOSTON HEALTH CENTER APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
2003-11-24 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN SIX ALABAMA COUNTIES
2003-12-02 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN THREE TEXAS COUNTIES
2003-12-03 CMS ADMINISTRATOR TOM SCULLY TO STEP DOWN DEC. 15
2003-12-03 MANAGED CARE PLAN OFERED TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OKLA.
2003-12-10 HHS ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE STEPS TO MAKE MEDICARE-APPROVED DRUG DISCOUNT CARD PROGRAMS AVAILABLE NEXT SPRING
2003-12-19 MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN 7 TENNESSEE COUNTIES
2003-12-23 MEDICARE MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE BENEFICIARIES IN SEVEN COUNTIES IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
2003-12-23 MANAGED CARE PLAN OFFERED TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN 3 KANSAS CITY AREA COUNTIES
2003-12-29 MEDICARE MANAGED CARE PLAN EXPANDS TO INCLUDE BENEFICIARIES IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLA.
2003-12-31 CMS ANNOUNCES PAYMENT INCREASES FOR PHYSICIANS IN 2004 IN ACCORD WITH HISTORIC MEDICARE REFORM LAW
2003-12-31 WINNIE PIZZANO NAMED ACTING DIRECTOR OF CMS PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
2003-12-31 CMS ISSUES PAYMENT REFORMS FOR HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES
2003-12-31 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GEOGRAPHIC CLASSIFICATION APPEALS PROCEDURE
2003-11-03 INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR SENIORS INC. IN ROCHESTER, N.Y. APPROVED FOR HEALTH CARE PROGRAM FOR FRAIL ELDERLY
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