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2006-01-03 CMS LAUNCHES FIRST SURVEY OF PROVIDER SATISFACTION WITH MEDICARE FEE-FOR-SERVICE CONTRACTORS
2006-01-04 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES ITS PROPOSAL TO EXPAND COVERAGE FOR CARDIAC REHABILITATION SERVICES
2006-01-06 CMS MAKES FIRST AWARDS TO MEDICARE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTORS
2006-01-10 HEALTHCARE SPENDING GROWTH RATE CONTINUES TO DECLINE IN 2004
2006-01-13 MEDICARE PROPOSES PAYMENT INCREASE, POLICY CHANGES FOR INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC FACILITIES
2006-01-19 MEDICARE PROPOSES PAYMENT CHANGES FOR LONG-TERM CARE HOSPITALS FOR RATE YEAR 2007
2006-01-26 CMS ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF NEW TECHNOLOGY INTRAOCULAR LENS
2006-01-26 CMS REVISES PAYMENT CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN RESPIRATORY ASSIST DEVICES
2006-02-02 MEDICARE DRUG COSTS DROP SUBSTANTIALLY
2006-02-03 MORE THAN 100,000 NOW IN PILOT MEDICARE HEALTH SUPPORT PROGRAMS
2006-02-09 MEDICARE OFFERS TIPS WHEN ENROLLING IN PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLANS
2006-02-10 MEDICARE ENTERS AGREEMENT WITH NOPR TO OBTAIN DATA ON USING PET SCANS IN CANCER TREATMENT
2006-02-17 MORE BENEFICIARIES PARTICIPATE IN MEDICARE ADVANTAGE AFTER PLAN APPROVALS IN 2005
2006-02-21 MEDICARE EXPANDS NATIONAL COVERAGE FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY PROCEDURES
2006-02-22 CONTINUED SLOWDOWN IN HEALTH CARE COST GROWTH PROJECTED IN 2005 AND 2006
2006-02-22 MEDICARE DEMONSTRATION TO STUDY REHABILITATION FOR PEOPLE WITH VISION IMPAIRMENT
2006-02-28 EXPANDED ACCOUNTING SYSTEM HELPS MEDICARE ACCOUNTABILITY
2006-03-07 MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES URGED TO BE ON THE LOOK-OUT FOR PHONE SCAMS
2006-03-09 STATEMENT BY CMS ADMINISTRATOR MARK B. MCCLELLAN ON THE INSTITUTES OF MEDICINE REPORT ON QIOS
2006-03-09 STATEMENT BY BARRY STRAUBE, MD, ACTING CMS CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER ON IOM REPORT ON MEDICARE'S QIO PROGRAM
2006-03-20 MEDICARE TAKES STEPS TO HELP PEOPLE WITH LIMITED INCOMES AND RESOURCES TAKE ADVANTAGE OF COMPREHENSIVE MEDICARE DRUG COVERAGE
2006-03-22 MEDICARE EXPANDS OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHYSICIANS TO EARN PERFORMANCE PAYMENTS FOR IMPROVING QUALITY
2006-03-22 CMS ANNOUNCES NATIONAL COVERAGE OF MICROVOLT T-WAVE ALTERNANS DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
2006-03-23 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES ITS EXPANSION OF COVERAGE FOR CARDIAC REHABILITATION SERVICES
2006-03-23 MEDICARE LAUNCHES EFFORTS TO IMPROVE CARE FOR PATIENTS USING OXYGEN
2006-03-24 CMS SELECTS SITES FOR DEMONSTRATION SEEKING WAYS TO REDUCE DISPARITIES IN CANCER HEALTH CARE
2006-03-31 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES STRONG GAINS IN CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE
2006-04-03 MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS PROVIDE LOWER COSTS AND SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS
2006-04-05 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING PROGRAMS FOR 2006
2006-04-07 CMS IMPROVES PAYMENT FOR TRAINING MEDICAL RESIDENTS IN PROGRAMS AFFECTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS
2006-04-11 CMS ISSUES TWO FINAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS RELATED TO NATIONAL COVERAGE PROCESS
2006-04-12 CMS PROPOSES PAYMENT AND POLICY CHANGES FOR ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL SERVICES TO INPATIENTS
2006-04-19 CMS ANNOUNCES NEW HOME HEALTH DEMONSTRATION
2006-04-21 CMS TO COVER STATES' SCHIP SHORTFALLS, NO CHILD WILL GO UNCOVERED
2006-04-21 NEW COMPETITIVE ACQUISITION PROGRAM FOR DRUGS ADMINISTERED IN A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE SELECTS VENDOR
2006-04-24 MEDICARE PROPOSES COMPETITIVE ACQUISITION PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, PROSTHETICS, ORTHOTICS, & SUPPLIES
2006-04-25 CMS ANNOUNCES EFFORTS TO STREAMLINE AND IMPROVE THE MEDICARE ENROLLMENT PROCESS
2006-05-01 MEDICARE PROVIDES PAYMENT INCREASE, POLICY CHANGES FOR INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC FACILITIES
2006-05-02 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES PAYMENT CHANGES FOR LONG-TERM CARE HOSPITALS FOR RATE YEAR 2007
2006-05-05 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES SUPPLEMENTAL RURAL FUNDING FOR STATE HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING PROGRAMS FOR 2006
2006-05-08 CMS PROPOSES PAYMENT, POLICY CHANGES FOR INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITIES IN FISCAL YEAR 2007
2006-05-09 STATEMENT OF MARK B. MCCLELLAN, M.D., PH.D., ADMINISTRATOR, CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
2006-05-25 ONE YEAR REMAINS BEFORE NATIONAL PROVIDER IDENTIFIER USE IS REQUIRED IN ALL STANDARD TRANSACTIONS
2006-05-30 CMS ESTABLISHES NEW QUALITY MEASURES FOR ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATIONS
2006-06-05 STATEMENT OF MARK B. MCCLELLAN, M.D., PH.D. ADMINISTRATOR, CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
2006-06-16 MEDICARE FIGHTS AGAINST NEW SCHEMES TO DEFRAUD BENEFICIARIES
2006-06-19 MARK B. MCCLELLAN, M.D., PH.D. ON SUPREME COURT ACTION REGARDING MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT AND DUALLY-ELIGIBLES
2006-06-21 CMS ANNOUNCES PROPOSED CHANGES TO PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE METHODOLOGY
2006-06-29 MEDICARE DETAILS STEPS TAKEN TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE BY DRUG PLANS
2006-07-10 CMS ANNOUNCES STEPS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO CONSUMER-DIRECTED HEALTH PLANS IN MEDICARE
2006-07-12 MEDICARE REVISES GUIDANCE FOR NATIONAL COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS WITH EVIDENCE DEVELOPMENT
2006-07-18 CMS LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE EFFORT TO COMBAT MEDICAID FRAUD AND ABUSE
2006-07-18 HHS APPROVES PLAN TO EXPAND COVERAGE TO 3,000 ADDITIONAL CHILDREN IN MONTANA
2006-07-19 MEDICARE ISSUES INFORMATION ON COMPLAINTS ABOUT PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLANS
2006-07-20 MARK B. MCCLELLAN, M.D., PH.D., CMS ADMINISTRATOR SPEAKS TO INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE REPORT
2006-07-21 MEDICARE TESTING NEW ONLINE TOOLS TO HELP BENEFICIARIES BETTER MANAGE OWN HEALTH CARE
2006-07-25 CMS TO FUND STATE PLANS FOR TRANSFORMING MEDICAID TO INCREASE QUALITY AND LOWER COSTS
2006-07-26 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES DISASTER RESPONSE PLAN FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH KIDNEY FAILURE
2006-07-27 CMS TAKES STEPS TO IMPROVE COVERAGE AND SUSTAINABILITY OF CARE FOR DUAL-ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES
2006-07-27 CMS PROPOSES PAYMENT CHANGES FOR MEDICARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES AND CERTAIN MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
2006-07-27 MEDICARE NURSING HOME PAYMENTS TO INCREASE IN 2007, CMS ANNOUNCES
2006-07-31 CMS AWARDS FIRST OF 15 CONTRACTS TO PROCESS AND PAY MEDICARE PART A AND PART B CLAIMS
2006-08-01 CMS ANNOUNCES PAYMENT REFORMS FOR INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES IN 2007
2006-08-01 CMS ANNOUNCES PAYMENT, POLICY CHANGES FOR INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITIES IN FISCAL YEAR 2007
2006-08-08 MEDICARE ISSUES FINAL REPORT TO CONGRESS IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SPECIALTY HOSPITALS
2006-08-08 CMS PROPOSES CHANGES TO POLICIES AND PAYMENT FOR OUTPATIENT SERVICES
2006-08-08 CMS PROPOSES POLICY, PAYMENT CHANGES FOR PHYSICIANS' SERVICES IN 2007
2006-08-15 NATIONAL BENCHMARK SHOWS IMPACT OF STRONG COMPETITIVE BIDDING AND SMART BENEFICIARY CHOICES
2006-08-18 CMS ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO STATES TO EXPAND CARE OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
2006-08-21 MEDICARE POSTS AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TRANSPARENCY INFORMATION
2006-08-21 MEDICARE SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR SENIOR RISK REDUCTION DEMONSTRATION AS PART OF AGENCY'S NEW FOCUS ON PREVENTION
2006-08-29 FRONTIER EXTENDED STAY CLINIC DEMONSTRATION
2006-09-01 MEDICARE ENHANCES QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ORGANIZATION PROGRAM OVERSIGHT
2006-09-06 CMS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM SUPPORTS PHYSICIAN-HOSPITAL COLLABORATIONS TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF CARE WHILE GETTING BETTER VALUE
2006-09-13 MY HEALTH. MY MEDICARE FALL CAMPAIGN DEBUTS WILL SUPPORT PREVENTION AND PERSONALIZED COVERAGE IN MEDICARE
2006-09-18 MEDICARE SURVEY FINDS OVERALL SATISFACTION IN CONTRACTOR-PROVIDER RELATIONSHIP
2006-09-21 ENHANCED TOOLS AVAILABLE TO HELP PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH CARE
2006-09-28 CMS AWARDS $7.5 MILLION IN GRANTS TO EXPAND PACE PROGRAM IN RURAL AREAS
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN WYOMING
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN ALABAMA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN ALASKA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN ARIZONA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN ARKANSAS
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN CALIFORNIA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN COLORADO
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN CONNECTICUT
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN DELAWARE
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN FLORIDA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN GEORGIA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN HAWAII
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN IDAHO
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN ILLINOIS
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN INDIANA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN IOWA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN KANSAS
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN KENTUCKY
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN LOUISIANA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN MAINE
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN MINNESOTA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN MISSISSIPPI
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN MARYLAND
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN MICHIGAN
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN VERMONT
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN WISCONSIN
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA
2006-09-29 VAST MAJORITY OF THE NATION'S ELIGIBLE HOSPITALS REPORT QUALITY OF CARE DATA INFORMATION
2006-09-29 CMS COMPETES ADDITIONAL MEDICARE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTORS
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN MISSOURI
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN MONTANA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN NEBRASKA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN NEVADA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN NEW JERSEY
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN NEW MEXICO
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN NEW YORK
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN NORTH DAKOTA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN OHIO
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN OKLAHOMA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN OREGON
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN RHODE ISLAND
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN SOUTH DAKOTA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN TENNESSEE
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN TEXAS
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN UTAH
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN VIRGINIA
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN WASHINGTON D.C.
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN WASHINGTON
2006-09-29 MEDICARE RELEASES DATA ON 2007 DRUG PLAN OPTIONS IN WEST VIRGINIA
2006-10-11 MEDICARE FINDS BILLIONS IN SAVINGS TO TAXPAYERS
2006-10-12 MEDICARE CONTINUES TO REDUCE IMPROPER CLAIMS PAYMENTS
2006-10-13 MEDICARE ADDS PERFORMANCE-BASED PAYMENTS FOR PHYSICIANS
2006-10-13 NEW TOOLS AVAILABLE TO HELP WITH MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN CHOICES FOR 2007
2006-10-13 MEDICARE PROPOSES TO IMPROVE CARE THROUGH LEARNING FROM PRESCRIPTION DRUG DATA
2006-10-27 CMS PROPOSES TO REQUIRE NURSING HOMES ACROSS AMERICA TO INSTALL SPRINKLERS
2006-11-01 CMS ANNOUNCES PAYMENT CHANGES FOR MEDICARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES AND CERTAIN DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
2006-11-01 CMS ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO POLICIES AND PAYMENT FOR OUTPATIENT SERVICES
2006-11-01 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES FINAL RULE SETTING PHYSICIAN PAYMENT RATES AND POLICIES FOR 2007
2006-11-16 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES THE START OF 2007 OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MEDICARE HEALTH AND DRUG COVERAGE
2006-11-20 MEDICARE POSTS PHYSICIAN AND HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT INFORMATION
2006-11-22 CMS ANNOUNCES ACCREDITATION ORGANIZATIONS FOR SUPPLIERS OF DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, PROSTHETICS, ORTHOTICS AND SUPPLIES
2006-11-28 MEDICARE PUBLISHES NEW HOSPITAL REQUIREMENTS
2006-12-08 CMS PUBLISHES FINAL PATIENTS RIGHTS RULE ON USE OF RESTRAINTS AND SECLUSION
2006-12-13 CMS RE-CHARTERS COMMITTEE TO ADVISE ON EVALUATING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
2006-12-19 CMS GRANTS WILL HELP STATES DESIGN ALTERNATIVES TO INSTITUTIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
2006-12-19 CMS TO SEND OUT SECOND ANNUAL MEDICARE PROVIDER SATISFACTION SURVEY
2006-12-28 BENEFICIARY AWARENESS, OUTREACH AND ACTION HIGH AS MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE NEARS
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