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MEDICARE LAUNCHES MISSISSIPPI HEALTH FIRST COLLABORATIVE FOR DIABETES CARE IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS

A statewide effort to improve care for patients with diabetes across Mississippi, particularly for patients considered to be “medically underserved ,” is being announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  The initiative is called the Mississippi Health First Collaborative.
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MEDICARE ANNOUNCES NEW PREVENTIVE BENEFITS AND PHYSICIAN PAYMENT INCREASES IN FINAL PHYISICIAN PAYMENT RULE FOR 2005

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued Medicare’s final rule for physician payment for 2005, with new benefits and higher payments for preventive services including a “Welcome to Medicare Physical” and increased payment rates to physicians.
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MEDICARE ANNOUNCES EXPANDED COVERAGE OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE ANGIOGRAPHY

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced it intends to expand diagnostic options for certain Medicare beneficiaries by making Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) available to patients with abdominal and pelvic vascular disease under certain clinical circumstances.
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MEDICARE PROPOSES 2004 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE CHANGES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a proposed rule that will update payment rates under the Medicare physician fee schedule for 2004, as well as revise a number of other policies affecting Medicare Part B payments under the 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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