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CMS to boost Medicare inpatient provider payments by $2.5 billion
Will set payment rates based on 2019 data instead of pandemic-impacted 2020 data
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Three steps for stabilizing advanced imaging pricing and utilization
Addressing the dysfunction of the current Medicare payment system for advanced imaging
Aetna first to cover MR-guided focused ultrasound for essential tremor
The condition is estimated to affect 10 million Americans
US lawmakers call CMS radiopharmaceutical payment policy 'flawed'
Seeking a meeting to change policy and create greater access to nuclear medical imaging
What payers and providers need to know about the ONC and CMS information blocking rules
Insights from Scott Galbari, chief technology officer at Lyniate
Telehealth doctor pleads guilty for role in conspiracy to defraud Medicare
Prescribed orthopedic braces to patients whom he had neither spoken to nor evaluated
Amazon launches telemedicine program
Will make healthcare services available to private employers nationwide
Lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare over refusal to cover proton therapy moves forward
The insurer administered ERISA plans to block coverage because it was too expensive, alleges the suit
Quality improvement program for Medicare could save $433 million in imaging costs
R-SCAN supports collaboration across referrers, radiologists and patients
CMS final rule speeds up Medicare coverage of 'breakthrough' devices
The rule enables eligible devices to be covered by Medicare at the same time they are approved by the FDA
Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan healthcare firm Haven to shut down after three years
The stakeholders will design their own healthcare programs for their employees, separately
New rule requires health plans to publicly disclose pricing for medical services
New tool will reveal prices negotiated between providers and health plans
Florida radiology practice to pay over $500,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations
Accused of administering dye-contrast scans without proper supervision and improperly billing for services
CMS introduces new payment model for radiation oncology
ASTRO and ACR seek delay in implementation so providers can be better prepared
CMS proposes new rule for faster Medicare coverage of FDA-approved breakthrough devices
Allows beneficiaries access to more devices for life-threatening conditions
Change Healthcare acquires PROMETHEUS Analytics for value-based reimbursement
Includes over 90 episodes of care as opposed to single procedure services
US radiology lab sues CIGNA over nearly $400,000 in COVID-19 claims
Cigna accused of withholding reimbursement for diagnostic and treatment services of COVID-19 patients