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2009-01-06 CMS REPORTS LOWEST RATE OF OVERALL GROWTH IN NATIONAL HEALTH SPENDING SINCE 1998
2009-01-06 MEDICARE PROPOSES EXPANSION OF PET SCANS AS CANCER DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
2009-01-06 MEDICARE CLARIFIES 'NEGOTIATED PRICES' UNDER PART D
2009-01-07 CMS ANNOUNCES SITES FOR A DEMONSTRATION TO ENCOURAGE GREATER COLLABORATION AND IMPROVE QUALITY USING BUNDLED HOSPITAL PAYMENT
2009-01-07 CMS SELECTS FINAL FIVE MEDICARE CONTRACTORS TO ADMINISTER MEDICARE CLAIMS PAYMENTS IN 14 STATES
2009-01-08 CMS ANNOUNCES FIRST RESULTS OF HOSPITAL QUALITY REPORTING FOR OUTPATIENT SERVICES
2009-01-13 MEDICARE EXTENDS DEMONSTRATION TO IMPROVE CARE OF HIGH COST PATIENTS AND CREATE SAVINGS
2009-01-13 MEDICARE LAUNCHES MEDICARE PHR CHOICE PILOT OFFERS BENEFICIARIES AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAINTAIN THEIR OWN PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS
2009-01-15 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES NEXT STEPS ON COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
2009-01-15 CMS PROPOSES IMPROVEMENTS TO CERVICAL CANCER PROFICIENCY TESTING PROGRAM
2009-01-15 CMS ISSUES THREE NATIONAL COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS TO PROTECT PATIENTS FROM PREVENTABLE SURGICAL ERRORS
2009-01-15 CMS ANNOUNCES COURSE OF ACTION TO IDENTIFY PROTECTED CLASSES OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
2009-01-16 CMS OUTLINES FOUNDATION TO IMPROVING HEALTH CARE
2009-02-12 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES FINAL COVERAGE POLICY FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY AS A DIABETES TREATMENT FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS
2009-02-24 GROWTH IN NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES EXPECTED TO SLOW BY 2009 AS A RESULT OF RECESSION
2009-03-03 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES FINAL COVERAGE POLICY FOR SLEEP TESTING FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
2009-03-27 MEDICARE TO TEST PAY INCENTIVES TO IMPROVE CARE IN NURSING HOMES
2009-03-30 (REVISED) CMS ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLANS FOR 2010
2009-04-03 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR STATE HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING PROGRAMS FOR 2009
2009-04-06 MEDICARE EXPANDS COVERAGE OF PET SCANS AS CANCER DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
2009-04-06 CMS ISSUES 2010 PAYMENT INFORMATION FOR PART C MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS AND PART D PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLANS
2009-04-13 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES SITES FOR PILOT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE QUALITY AS PATIENTS MOVE ACROSS CARE SETTINGS
2009-04-29 CMS PROPOSES FY 2010 PAYMENT AND POLICY UPDATES FOR INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITIES
2009-05-01 CMS PROPOSES MORE ACCURATE PAYMENT RATES FOR MEDICARE SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES IN FISCAL YEAR 2010
2009-05-01 CMS PROPOSES POLICY AND PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR INPATIENT STAYS IN ACUTE CARE AND LONG-TERM CARE HOSPITALS IN FY 2010
2009-05-29 MEDICARE BEGINS SUPPLIER EDUCATION FOR THE COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
2009-06-19 NEW MEDICARE NURSING HOME GUIDANCE TO INCLUDE QUALITY OF LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
2009-06-29 HHS RESCINDS MEDICAID REGULATIONS
2009-07-01 CMS PROPOSES PAYMENT, POLICY CHANGES FOR PHYSICIANS SERVICES TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN 2010
2009-07-06 SECRETARY SEBELIUS ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF $40 MILLION IN GRANTS TO HELP INSURE MORE CHILDREN
2009-07-09 NEW RATINGS FOR AMERICAS HOSPITALS NOW AVAILABLE ON HOSPITAL COMPARE WEB SITE
2009-07-30 RECOVERY ACT TO FUND 12 STATE EFFORTS TO IMPROVE CARE IN AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS
2009-07-30 CMS PROPOSES PAYMENT CHANGES FOR HOME HEALTH SERVICES TO PROTECT BENEFICIARIES AND MEDICARE
2009-07-31 CMS ANNOUNCES POLICY AND PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR INPATIENT STAYS IN ACUTE CARE ANDLONG-TERM CARE HOSPITALS IN FISCAL 2010
2009-07-31 CMS ANNOUNCES MORE ACCURATE PAYMENT RATES FOR MEDICARE SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES IN FISCAL YEAR 2010
2009-07-31 CMS ANNOUNCES FISCAL 2010 PAYMENT AND POLICY UPDATES FOR INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITIES
2009-08-03 SUPPLIER BIDDING TO START IN OCTOBER FOR MEDICARES COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
2009-08-13 MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN PREMIUMS TO INCREASE SLIGHTLY MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES MAY NEED TO ENROLL IN NEW PLANS
2009-08-17 MEDICARE DEMONSTRATIONS SHOW PAYING FOR QUALITY HEALTH CARE PAYS OFF
2009-09-15 CMS PROPOSES NEW PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR RENAL DIALYSIS FACILITIES
2009-09-21 MEDICARE ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE TO INSURANCE COMPANIES ON MEDICARE MAILINGS
2009-10-01 ROBUST MEDICARE HEALTH AND DRUG PLAN COVERAGE CONTINUES IN 2010 BENEFICIARY PROTECTIONS STRENGTHENED
2009-10-02 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING PROGRAMS FOR 2009
2009-10-09 CMS PROPOSES NEW RULES FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLANS TO BETTER SERVE BENEFICIARIES
2009-10-21 MEDICARE REOPENS COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM FOR MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
2009-10-29 MEDICARE LAUNCHES MISSISSIPPI HEALTH FIRST COLLABORATIVE FOR DIABETES CARE IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS
2009-10-30 CMS ANNOUNCES PAYMENT, POLICY CHANGES FOR PHYSICIANS SERVICES TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES IN 2010
2009-10-30 CMS ADOPTS POLICY, PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR SERVICES IN HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS
2009-10-30 CMS ANNOUNCES POLICY AND PAYMENT UPDATES FOR MEDICARE HOME HEALTH
2009-11-12 2010 OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND HEALTH PLAN COVERAGE BEGINS NOVEMBER 15TH
2009-11-13 MEDICARE PAID OVER $92 MILLION IN INCENTIVES FOR 2008 UNDER THE PHYSICIAN QUALITY REPORTING INITIATIVE
2009-11-18 HHS EMPLOYS NEW TOUGHER STANDARDS IN CALCULATION OF IMPROPER MEDICARE PAYMENT RATES FOR 2009
2009-11-19 $10 MILLION IN GRANTS AIMED AT ENROLLING AMERICAN INDIAN, ALASKA NATIVE KIDS IN HEALTH CARE TO BE AWARDED
2009-11-23 IOWA TO RECEIVE FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD INCENTIVES PROGRAM
2009-12-09 TEXAS TO RECEIVE FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD INCENTIVES PROGRAM
2009-12-09 IDAHO TO RECEIVE FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD INCENTIVES PROGRAM
2009-12-09 MONTANA TO RECEIVE FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD INCENTIVES PROGRAM
2009-12-09 NEW YORK TO RECEIVE FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD INCENTIVES PROGRAM
2009-12-09 CALIFORNIA TO RECEIVE FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD INCENTIVES PROGRAM
2009-12-09 U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS TO RECEIVE FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD INCENTIVES PROGRAM
2009-12-09 GEORGIA TO RECEIVE FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD INCENTIVES PROGRAM
2009-12-16 MEDICARE ANNOUNCES SOLICITATION OF FISCAL YEAR FY 2010 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GRANTS
2009-12-30 CMS AND ONC ISSUE REGULATIONS PROPOSING A DEFINITION OF MEANINGFUL USE AND SETTING STANDARDS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD
2009-07-01 CMS PROPOSES POLICY, PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR SERVICES IN HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS AND
2009-09-30 SECRETARY SEBELIUS AWARDS $40 MILLION TO STATES TO FIND, ENROLL CHILDREN IN CHIP, MEDICAID
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