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Unsure about Bundled Payments for Care Improvement model? Apply now so you can decide later

Hospitals that apply by March 12 can then wait for further target pricing information and make up their minds in August whether to participate in BPCI Advanced, expert says.

Gender pay gap hits all time high among New York physicians

Gender pay gap hits all time high among New York physicians
The salary difference between men and women newly-trained as doctors reached its widest divide to date at $27,214 — and that’s up from 2005 when it was $9,637.

Virginia debates Medicaid expansion with work requirement

Virginia debates Medicaid expansion
If approved, the state would extend Medicaid benefits under the Affordable Care Act, while enacting the Trump Administration’s policy for able-bodied recipients to work.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to develop $412 million advanced research center

The 625,000 square foot center is designed to attract new scientists and clinicians to St. Jude by fostering research and collaboration.

160 organizations ask HHS Secretary Alex Azar to withdraw Medicaid work requirement

The policy would hinder healthcare access provided by Medicaid to those struggling with substance use disorders and mental health disorders, they told Azar.

Anthem amends ER policy but stands behind decision not to pay for avoidable emergency care

As of January 1, Anthem said it would always pay for emergency room visits based on certain conditions.

Medicaid expansion improves breast cancer care in Kentucky, research shows

Expanding third-party coverage leads to people doing more things that are intrinsically goods for their health, improving not only outcomes but overall healthcare spend, data shows.

New Mexico hospitals benefit from recent Medicare changes, analysis shows

The study contradicts assertions by some hospitals that the new payment system and changes to the 340B drug discount program would bring drastic cuts to reimbursement.

The HIMSS18 Bookstore will provide stocked shelves and a quiet place for browsing

Eight new titles will be offered for browsing, along with staples like the HIMSS Dictionary.

Radiology practices using AI and NLP to boost MIPS payments

RadNet and vRad have deployed natural language processing tools to help them tackle over-utilization and help perform tasks that are challenging for humans.

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