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    • Friday, January 30, 2015 2:15:00 PM

    • Governor's Tough Budget Plan Unveiled; Important Health Bills Worked

      Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 2:15:00 PM

      Reprinted with permission from ArMA.

      Excerpt from Medicine This Week, January 23, 2015. 

      Governor Ducey revealed his Executive Budget plan for FY 16. Typically the starting point for negotiations with the Legislature, the Governor and legislative leaders signaled budget … Read Full Article

    • Friday, January 30, 2015 2:10:38 PM

    • CMS Enhances Provider Oversight

      Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 2:10:38 PM

      CMS recently announced new rules that strengthen oversight of Medicare providers and protect taxpayer dollars from bad actors. These new safeguards are designed to prevent physicians and other providers with unpaid debt from re-entering Medicare, remove providers with patterns … Read Full Article

    • Friday, January 30, 2015 1:58:30 PM

    • Physicians Must Start Using Revised 855R Applications

      Posted Friday, January 30, 2015 1:58:30 PM

      Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) wil require the use of the reviwsed CMS 855R (Reassignment of Benefits) application as of May 31, 2015. 

      The revised CMS 855R is available for use on the CMS website as of December 29, 2014. However, MACs may accpet both the … Read Full Article

    • Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:35:41 AM

    • Influenza Updates from CDC

      Posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:35:41 AM

      From the CDC: Protection from flu vaccination is reduced this season; CDC urges early treatment of severely ill and high-risk patients

      Recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data indicate this season's influenza vaccine offers reduced protection, lessening a … Read Full Article

    • Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:05:48 AM

    • ICD-10 Implementation and Medicare Testing — Registration Now Open

      Posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:05:48 AM

      Thursday, February 26; 1:30-3pm ET

      To Register: Visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be limited, register early.

      CMS is offering acknowledgement testing and end-to-end testing to help the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) provider community get ready for the October 1, … Read Full Article

    • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:43:00 PM

    • Major Medicare Reforms Announced by Obama Administration

      Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:43:00 PM

       The Hill, By Elise Viebeck 

      Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Monday announced an ambitious new effort to reward quality medical care and phase out payments based solely on the volume of services provided in the Medicare program. … Read Full Article

    • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:39:00 PM

    • New Banner Division Drives New Names and Leadership Appointments

      Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:39:00 PM

      Update, January 29: 

      On January 28th, The Arizona Board of Regents gave its approval to acquire University of Arizona Health Network.

      Changes to take effect after Feb. 27 pending ABOR approval

      According to a January 20th news release from Banner Health, with an … Read Full Article

    • Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00:57 PM

    • Virginia Doctor Tries Truck-stop Medicine to Keep Family Practice Alive

      Posted Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00:57 PM

      By Susan Svrluga, Washington Post

      The massive truck stops just off I-81 here offer diesel, hot coffee and “the best dang BBQ in Virginia.” There’s something else, too: a small-town doctor who performs medical exams and drug tests for long-haul drivers, an … Read Full Article