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FCC seeks feedback on proposed $100M telehealth pilot program

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a new $ 100 million Connected Care Pilot Program and is requesting public comment on the initiative. The three-year pilot is intended to boost the use of telehealth for low-income patients, veterans and rural Americans by leveraging the FCC’s existing Rural Health… Read More »

Medicare Advantage revenue expected to increase 1.59 percent under proposed rate changes

Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2020 are expected to increase revenue by 1.59 percent, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Wednesday, in releasing the second half of proposed MA and Part D payment and policy updates. This expected average change in revenue is smaller than the 1.84 percent of 2019. It does not… Read More »

Part II | MedPAC’s Proposed “Reforms” Should Be Tested Before They’re Implemented: CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Is Exhibit A

By KIP SULLIVAN JD  The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), one of numerous pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes authorized by the Affordable Care Act, was sprung on the Medicare fee-for-service population on October 1, 2012 without being pre-tested and with no other evidence indicating what it is hospitals are supposed to do to reduce readmissions. Research on the… Read More »