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CMS ADOPTS POLICY, PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR SERVICES IN HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that most hospitals will receive an inflation update of 2.1 percent in their payment rates for services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries in outpatient departments.
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CMS PROPOSES NEW PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR RENAL DIALYSIS FACILITIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed a new prospective payment system (PPS) for facilities that provide dialysis services to Medicare beneficiaries who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD). 
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MEDICARE ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGY FOR ANEMIA MANAGEMENT FOR DIALYSIS PATIENTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a national strategy for monitoring claims for the drugs epoetin alfa (Epogen®) and darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp®) for anemia management in patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and who are dialyzed in renal facilities.
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CMS ANNOUNCES PAYMENT UPDATE AND POLICY CHANGES FOR MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expects to pay approximately $57.6 billion to 875,000 physicians and other health care professionals in 2006, according to a final rule released today that will update payment rates and revise payment policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
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CMS ANNOUNCES PROPOSED PAYMENT UPDATE AND POLICY CHANGES FOR MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expects to pay approximately $56.5 billion to 875,000 physicians and other health care professionals in 2006, according to a proposed rule released today that would update payment rates and revise payment policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
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CMS SELECTS THREE ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN MEDICARE PROJECT TO HELP BENEFICIARIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected three organizations to participate in a pilot project aimed at improving care for chronically ill Medicare patients who suffer from heart problems and diabetes through better disease management.
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