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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: American Heart Association Requests Medicare Offer Telehealth Coverage

 

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The American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued a statement advocating for Medicare to begin coverage of cardiovascular disease telehealth services. The recommendation encourages Medicare to provide …

Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: CMS to Assess Penalties for Hospital-Acquired Illnesses

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CMS has recently cut payments to 769 U.S. hospitals with high patient injury rates, and for the first time, this included the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs. These …

Diabetes Health in the News: MedPac Aims for Fewer Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents

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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac) has released its 2017 agenda, and among the priorities is to reduce hospital admissions among nursing home residents. The group is …

Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements, which are slated to begin in 2018. While the program has over …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Senators Request a Delay of Hospital Star Ratings from CMS

U.S. senators have recently sent a request to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services asking for a delay in releasing the quarterly Hospital Compare Rankings. Concerns have come up that the methods used to rate hospitals fail to take …