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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected 61 applicants for the Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration, a four-year Medicare payment model beginning this month for selected health care providers who agree to participate. Participants will test whether a new care management fee and performance-based incentive payment for OUD treatment services reduces hospitalizations and improves
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Pfizer today said it is seeking an amended emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine, requesting that the Food and Drug Administration allow its use for individuals between 12 and 15 years old. The request follows last week’s release of late-trial data affirming the vaccine’s safety for that age group, along with 100% effectiveness in preventing
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When Congress returns to Washington, D.C., on Monday, lawmakers’ attention will turn to one of the largest infrastructure spending packages in our nation’s history.  The legislation that President Biden outlined last week would focus on the repair and replacement of roads, bridges and transit systems. We believe that any comprehensive infrastructure plan must also include
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In spite of a new price transparency rule that requires hospitals to publish the prices of common health services, comparing prices across hospitals remains challenging due to limited compliance with the law and a lack of standardization in the available data, a new KFF analysis finds. The federal rule, which went into effect on January
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Fifty-three organizations began participating April 1 in the first performance year of the Global and Professional Direct Contracting Model, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation announced today. Organizations that applied and deferred their start date will start the model on Jan. 1, 2022, if they continue to meet the model’s requirements, but the agency
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Dive Brief: Concierge primary care startup Tia is partnering with nonprofit health system CommonSpirit to build a series of women’s health clinics connecting inpatient and outpatient care. The Tia-branded clinics will provide multiple services with the goal of creating a one-stop shop for women’s health, including primary and gynecological care. Four-year-old Tia will provide the
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