Healthcare news

Oncologists sue HHS over Medicare Part B sequester cuts

The trade group for independent oncologists sued the federal government over the Medicare sequester cut to Part B drugs, arguing that Congress never gave HHS authority to change the reimbursement formula.  READ MORE

CMS Administrator Seema VermaCMS meets MIPS reporting goals, but thousands of doctors still face penalties

The CMS said 91% of clinicians eligible for MIPS submitted data by the April 3 deadline. Even with that success, thousands of clinicians will still face reimbursement cuts for failing to meet MIPS requirements.  READ MORE
PAYMENT

Largest penalties to urban hospitals for risk-based payments, 2018

A list of providers given the largest hospital-based value-purchasing penalties by CMS in 2016. Source: HMP, CMS’ HBVP data.  READ MORE
POLITICS AND POLICY

NJ Gov. Murphy signs bill mandating health insurance coverage

New Jersey residents face a penalty of 2.5% of income or $695 per taxpayer, whichever is greater, if they don’t carry health insurance.  READ MORE

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