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Medicare, Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $76.8 billion in 2017, American Hospital Association says

According to new data released by the American Hospital Association, Medicare and Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $ 76.8 billion in 2017. Medicare underpayments totaled $ 53.9 billion and Medicaid underpayments $ 22.9 billion for 2017. Meanwhile, in 2017, hospitals provided $ 38.4 billion in uncompensated care, the AHA said. THE IMPACT This means hospitals… Read More »

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Viewpoints: Even With Gene-Edited Babies, There’s Always A Tradeoff; Democrats Need To Weigh Pros, Cons Of Medicare For All

Editorial pages focus on these and other health care issues. Bloomberg: Genetic Engineering Can Make Humans Different, But Not Better  For such flawed creatures, human beings are surprisingly hard to improve, at least through our genes. That’s one reason there’s so much outcry over the recent claim that researchers in China altered the genes of… Read More »

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CMS doubles down on Medicare price transparency efforts

Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, wants healthcare providers to improve their cost transparency as patients need to know the price they will pay for their treatments. “Can you imagine going to the grocery store, getting the groceries you need for a week, but never knowing the price of your… Read More »

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