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MedPAC moves toward backing geographic pay reductions

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:32

The advisory board wants to end $500 million in annual Medicare spending used to prevent pay cuts to physicians deemed to practice in low-cost areas.

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Medicaid’s high marks on preventive care contrary to its stingy image

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 07:00

Some states appear to be covering fewer recommended preventive services than others, but screenings may be getting bundled with other care.

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CDC targets holdout health workers on flu shots

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 07:00

Federal health officials want physicians to top the 86% vaccination rate they achieved during the previous flu season.

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High court to determine states’ take of medical liability awards

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 07:00

Physician defendants might find it easier to settle lawsuits if Medicaid programs are limited in what they can collect from injured patients, legal experts say.

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Medicare knee replacements surge 162% since 1991

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 07:00

A study finds hospital stays after the surgeries decreased, but readmission rates rose. Revision procedures have more than doubled in 20 years.

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