Month: October 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday issued a final rule updating the home health prospective payment system for calendar year 2021. The rule increases CY 2021 payments by a net 1.9% ($390 million) relative to CY 2020, continues application of the 4.36% behavioral offset and permanently expands the telehealth technologies that were implemented
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The Department of Health and Human Services today released a final federal strategic plan for health information technology over the next five years. Released for comment in January, the plan outlines federal goals and strategies to support electronic health information access, exchange and use. Federal agencies will use the final plan to prioritize and coordinate
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Dive Brief: Allscripts reported revenue lower than Wall Street expectations in the third quarter of $402.1 million, down almost 10% year over year in results released Thursday amid continued pandemic challenges and a soft buying environment. Management said on a Thursday call with investors the third quarter is typically seasonally weaker, and that’s being compounded by
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a webinar series on the third Thursday of each month focused on imparting VA health care policies and practices to assist non-VA providers in serving veterans and their families through the VA Community Care Program. Experts will discuss referrals, authorizations, unauthorized/emergency care and common reasons for denial and
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Ahead of the annual Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period, the time during which consumers can shop for health plans or renew existing coverage, KFF has updated its Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator and its searchable collection of more than 300 Frequently Asked Questions about open enrollment, the health insurance marketplaces and the ACA. KFF’s Health Insurance
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Dive Brief: Despite the worsening pandemic, Universal Health Services’ net income increased almost 150% to $241.3 million during the third quarter compared with the prior-year period, the company reported Thursday.   The King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based health system was able to modestly raise revenue by 3.2% to almost $3 billion while it trimmed expenses by 3%
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UPDATE: Oct. 30, 2020: Teladoc has completed its $18.5 billion acquisition of Livongo following overwhelming shareholder approval, the virtual care giant announced Friday. Under the terms of the merger, Livongo shareholders will receive 0.5920 times shares of Teladoc, plus cash of $11.33 for each Livongo share. Teladoc shareholders will own about 58% of the combined
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