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2008-01-07 CMS ISSUES PROPOSED RULE TO EXPAND PLAN CHOICES TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES WITH LIMITED INCOMES AND RESOURCES
2008-01-08 CMS REPORTS U.S. HEALTH CARE SPENDING GROWTH ACCELERATED ONLY SLIGHTLY IN 2006,
2008-01-08 MEDICARE TO PROVIDE BETTER OVERSIGHT OF SUPPLIERS OF CERTAIN DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, PROSTHETICS, ORTHOTICS, AND SUPPLIES
2008-01-14 CMS ISSUES PROPOSED RULE TO EMPOWER MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES TO DIRECT PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES
2008-01-22 CMS PROPOSES RATE YEAR 2009 PAYMENT, POLICY CHANGES FOR LONG-TERM CARE HOSPITALS
2008-01-28 CMS PROPOSES STRONGER PROTECTIONS FOR BENEFICIARIES USING DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, PROSTHETICS, ORTHOTICS, AND SUPPLIES
2008-01-31 MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT'S PROJECTED COSTS CONTINUE TO DROP
2008-02-01 MEDICARE PROPOSES COVERAGE WITH EVIDENCE DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTIFICIAL HEART DEVICES
2008-02-12 CMS TAKES NEXT STEP TO IMPROVE QUALITY IN NATION'S NURSING HOMES
2008-02-20 CMS REPORTS TO CONGRESS ON A FULLY BUNDLED MEDICARE PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR ESRD
2008-02-21 CMS PROPOSES NEW RULES FOR REDESIGNING MEDICAID, STATES HAVE GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN BENEFITS, COST SHARING
2008-02-26 GROWTH IN NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES PROJECTED TO REMAIN STEADY THROUGH 2017; HEALTH SPENDING GROWTH
2008-02-27 CMS APPROVES LOUISIANA PLAN TO EXPAND CHILDREN'S ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
2008-02-28 CMS PROGRAM IDENTIFIES $371.5 MILLION IN IMPROPER MEDICARE PAYMENTS IN THREE STATES
2008-03-12 SCHIP COVERING MORE KIDS IN 2007, NEW CMS DATA SHOW
2008-03-13 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES FINAL COVERAGE POLICY FOR CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE THERAPY FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
2008-03-18 CMS SELECTS NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES TO ADMINISTER MEDICARE CLAIMS PAYMENT
2008-03-19 MEDICARE EXPANDS COVERAGE FOR HOME BLOOD TESTING OF PROTHROMBIN TIME INTERNATIONAL NORMALIZED RATIO
2008-03-21 MEDICARE TO SAVE AVERAGE OF 26% FOR SOME DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, PROSTHETICS, ORTHOTICS, AND SUPPLIES IN SELECTED AREAS;
2008-03-31 THOUSANDS MORE MEDICAID ENROLLEES COULD GET HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE UNDER NEW RULE
2008-03-31 MEDICARE ACTS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF YEARLY DRUG PLAN REASSIGNMENTS AMONG LOW-INCOME BENEFICIARIES
2008-04-02 E-PRESCRIBING TOOLS TO HELP PREVENT ADVERSE DRUG INTERACTIONS
2008-04-03 CMS RELEASES REGULATION MODERNIZING DIALYSIS CENTERS
2008-04-07 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING PROGRAMS FOR 2008
2008-04-14 CMS PROPOSES TO EXPAND QUALITY PROGRAM FOR HOSPITAL INPATIENT SERVICES IN FY 2009
2008-04-17 MEDICAID GRANTS TO HELP IMPROVE ACCESS TO PRIMARY CARE AND AVOID UNNECESSARY ER VISITS
2008-04-17 QUALITY REPORTING INITIATIVE WILL HELP IMPROVE HEALTH CARE FOR BENEFICIARIES AND PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR ELIGIBLE PROFESSIONAL
2008-04-21 CMS PROPOSES MORE ACCURATE PAYMENTS FOR INPATIENT REHABILITATION SERVICES IN FY 2009
2008-04-24 CRITICAL NEW INFORMATION ADDED TO NURSING HOME COMPARE WEB SITE
2008-05-01 MEDICARE EXPANDS COVERAGE FOR ARTIFICIAL HEART DEVICES
2008-05-01 CMS PROPOSES MORE ACCURATE PAYMENT RATES FOR MEDICARE SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES IN FISCAL YEAR 2009
2008-05-02 CMS ANNOUNCES RATE YEAR 2009 PAYMENT AND POLICY CHANGES FOR LONG-TERM CARE HOSPITALS
2008-05-06 CMS SELECTS NHIC TO ADMINISTER MEDICARE CLAIMS PAYMENT IN ALASKA, IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON
2008-05-07 CMS LAUNCHES PILOT TO TEST PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA
2008-05-07 CMS PROVIDES STATES WITH INFORMATION ABOUT SCHIP CROWD-OUT POLICIES
2008-05-08 CMS PROPOSES NEW PROTECTIONS FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN MEDICARE ADVANTAGE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAMS
2008-05-16 CMS ANNOUNCES DEMONSTRATION TO ENCOURAGE GREATER COLLABORATION AND IMPROVE QUALITY USING BUNDLED HOSPITAL PAYMENTS
2008-05-19 HHS LAUDS MORE THAN 30 APPLICANTS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD (EHR) DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
2008-05-19 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES OVER 320 WINNING SUPPLIERS SELECTED FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM FOR DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
2008-05-20 NATIONAL AD CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS PATIENT RATINGS FOR MORE THAN 1,000 LOCAL U.S. HOSPITALS
2008-05-23 CMS REMINDS MEDICARE FEE-FOR-SERVICE PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS NPI DEADLINE IS MAY 23
2008-06-03 CMS OUTLINES RIGHTS OF MEDICARE HOSPICE PATIENTS
2008-06-05 MEDICARE UPDATES ITS LIST OF RECOGNIZED SOURCES TO HELP MAKE COVERAGE DECISIONS FOR ANTI-CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS
2008-06-06 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING PROGRAMS FOR 2008
2008-06-09 MEDICARE LAUNCHES OUTREACH EFFORT TO HELP BENEFICIARIES WITH NEW PROGRAM THAT LOWERS COSTS FOR DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
2008-06-10 MEDICARE UPDATES ITS LIST OF RECOGNIZED SOURCES TO HELP MAKE COVERAGE DECISIONS FOR ANTI-CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS
2008-06-11 CMS SELECTS PINNACLE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC. TO ADMINISTER MEDICARE CLAIMS PAYMENT IN ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI
2008-06-17 THIRD YEAR OF GROUNDBREAKING MEDICARE VALUE-BASED PURCHASING DEMONSTRATION SHOWS SUBSTANTIAL
2008-06-18 CMS TO RATE NURSING HOME QUALITY NEW FIVE-STAR SYSTEM TO BE ADDED TO NURSING HOME COMPARE SITE
2008-06-18 LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES ACROSS AMERICA TO PROTECT RESIDENTS WITH FULL SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
2008-06-26 NEW MEDICARE RULE ENSURES ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR BENEFICIARIES IN RURAL AREAS
2008-06-30 CMS PROPOSES PAYMENT, POLICY CHANGES FOR PHYSICIANS' SERVICES IN 2009
2008-07-02 MEDICARE ADDS THIRD RECOGNIZED SOURCE TO HELP DETERMINE COVERAGE FOR ANTI-CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS
2008-07-03 CMS PROPOSES QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS AND OTHER CHANGES FOR HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT
2008-07-11 NEW REPORT SHOWS CMS PILOT PROGRAM SAVING NEARLY $700 MILLION IN IMPROPER MEDICARE PAYMENTS
2008-07-15 MEDICARE QUALITY REPORTING INITIATIVE PAYS OVER $36 MILLION TO PARTICIPATING PHYSICIANS FROM THE 2007 PQRI REPORTING PERIOD
2008-07-31 CMS ANNOUNCES MORE ACCURATE PAYMENTS FOR INPATIENT REHABILITATION SERVICES IN FY 2009
2008-07-31 MEDICARE INCREASES NURSING HOME PAYMENT RATES, RECALIBRATION OF RUGS TO BE STUDIED FURTHER
2008-07-31 MEDICARE AND MEDICAID MOVE AGGRESSIVELY TO ENCOURAGE GREATER PATIENT SAFETY IN HOSPITALS AND REDUCE NEVER EVENTS
2008-08-08 CMS SEEKS COSPONSORS FOR EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-PRESCRIBING INCENTIVE PAYMENT PROGRAM
2008-08-08 MEDICARE PILOT PROGRAM WILL OFFER BENEFICIARIES CHOICES FOR MAINTAINING THEIR OWN PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS
2008-08-14 PHYSICIAN GROUPS EARN PERFORMANCE PAYMENTS FOR IMPROVING QUALITY OF CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES
2008-08-14 LOWER MEDICARE PART D COSTS THAN EXPECTED IN 2009
2008-08-20 MEDICARE ENHANCES CONSUMER INFORMATION ON HOSPITAL CARE
2008-08-25 CMS RELEASES GUIDE TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO NAVIGATING MEDICARE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROVING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
2008-08-27 MEDICARE PROVIDERS REMAIN SATISFIED WITH FEE-FOR-SERVICE CONTRACTORS
2008-09-09 CMS FUNDS STATE EFFORTS TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF HOME-BASED ALTERNATIVES TO INSTITUTIONAL CARE
2008-09-12 CMS SELECTS FIRST COAST SERVICE OPTIONS, INC. TO ADMINISTER MEDICARE CLAIMS PAYMENT IN FLORIDA, PUERTO RICO AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
2008-09-15 MEDICARE ISSUES NEW RULES TO ENFORCE MARKETING REQUIREMENTS DURING UPCOMING HEALTH AND DRUG PLAN ENROLLMENT PERIOD
2008-09-18 NEW CMS INITIATIVE HELPS TO ASSIST AND IDENTIFY INDIVIDUALS WHO CARE FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES AS CAREGIVERS
2008-09-23 CMS EXPANDS PERSONAL HEALTH RECORD PILOT IN SOUTH CAROLINA TO INCLUDE DATA FROM TRICARE
2008-09-25 CMS REMINDS MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES TO REVIEW AND COMPARE THEIR CURRENT DRUG COVERAGE
2008-09-29 CMS ISSUES FINAL RULE TO EMPOWER MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES TO DIRECT PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES
2008-09-30 MEDICARE ENDS CONTRACT WITH FLORIDA-BASED MD MEDICARE CHOICE
2008-10-01 MEDICARE PUBLISHES BILLING EDITS TO REDUCE PAYMENT ERRORS
2008-10-01 MEDICARE SOLICITS NOMINEES FOR ADVISORY PANEL FOR NEXT PHASE OF DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM
2008-10-06 CMS ENHANCES PROGRAM INTEGRITY EFFORTS TO FIGHT FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE IN MEDICARE
2008-10-07 MEDICARE HOSTS NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO PROMOTE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING
2008-10-10 MEDICARE'S ONLINE TOOLS WILL HELP BENEFICIARIES WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND HEALTH PLAN CHOICES FOR 2009
2008-10-17 MEDICAID SPENDING PROJECTED TO RISE MUCH FASTER THAN THE ECONOMY
2008-10-30 FINAL 2009 PHYSICIAN PAYMENT RULE IMPLEMENTS NEW ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING INCENTIVE PROGRAM
2008-10-30 CMS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BOLSTER QUALITY OF CARE IN HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS
2008-11-10 CMS ISSUES AGENT COMPENSATION REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAMS
2008-11-12 MEDICARE SELECTS FOUR COMPANIES WHERE BENEFICIARIES CAN MAINTAIN THEIR OWN PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS
2008-11-13 CMS IDENTIFIES 15 CHRONIC CONDITIONS FOR MEDICARE
2008-11-13 2009 OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS BEGINS NOVEMBER 15TH
2008-11-17 MEDICARE PROPOSES REVISED COVERAGE POLICY FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY AS A DIABETES TREATMENT
2008-11-17 CMS ISSUES IMPROPER PAYMENT RATES FOR MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND SCHIP
2008-11-19 CMS SELECTS NATIONAL HERITAGE INSURANCE CORPORATION
2008-11-20 MEDICARE PUBLISHES NEW INFORMATION ON QUALITY OF CARE AT DIALYSIS FACILITIES
2008-12-02 CMS PROPOSES THREE NATIONAL COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS TO PROTECT PATIENTS FROM PREVENTABLE SURGICAL ERRORS
2008-12-03 CMS ISSUES FINAL RULE FOR REDESIGNING MEDICAID, STATES HAVE GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN BENEFIT OFFERINGS
2008-12-15 HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY GROUP ASSUMES WORK UNDER MEDICARE CONTRACT
2008-12-16 CMS LAUNCHES FOURTH ANNUAL MEDICARE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER SATISFACTION SURVEY
2008-12-17 MEDICARE CONSUMER ALERT FOR BENEFICIARIES WHO USE OXYGEN EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
2008-12-18 CMS ISSUES HISTORIC STAR QUALITY RATING SYSTEM FOR NURSING HOMES
2008-12-29 MEDICARE REMINDS BENEFICIARIES TO REVIEW THEIR PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE AND HEALTH PLAN NEEDS FOR 2009
2008-12-29 CMS STRENGTHENS EFFORTS TO FIGHT MEDICARE WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE
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