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HHS ANNOUNCES NEW INCENTIVES FOR PROVIDERS TO WORK TOGETHER THROUGH ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS

People with Medicare will be able to benefit from a new program designed to encourage primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals, and other health care providers to coordinate their care under a final regulation issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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HOME HEALTH AGENCIES SHARE $15 MILLION IN SAVINGS FROM CMS QUALITY DEMONSTRATION

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced it will share nearly $15 million in additional savings with more than 100 Home Health Agencies (HHAs) that participated in the intervention group of the two-year Medicare Home Health Pay for Performance (HHP4P) demonstration.
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PARTNERSHIP FOR PATIENTS TO IMPROVE CARE AND LOWER COSTS FOR AMERICANS

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, joined by leaders of major hospitals, employers, health plans, physicians, nurses, and patient advocates, today announced the Partnership for Patients, a new national partnership that will help save 60,000 lives by stopping millions of preventable injuries and complications in patient care over the next three years.
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CMS RELEASES GUIDE TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO NAVIGATING MEDICARE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROVING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Medicare beneficiaries and their health care providers may be able to take advantage of new advances in health care more quickly because innovators now have a new resource at their fingertips – a guide to Medicare coverage, coding, and payment issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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