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The Roundup: The 10 most popular healthcare stories from last week

The Roundup: The 10 most popular healthcare stories from last week

By Project Japan  |  July 09, 2018

Last week's most popular healthcare stories were packed with policy news. The CMS worked through the Fourth of July week, making changes to several payment programs. Meanwhile, other providers are amping up the push for value-based care, and the Trump administration slashed another ACA program.

CMS' hospital star-ratings system changes will be modest

CMS' hospital star-ratings system changes will be modest

By Maria Castellucci  |  July 06, 2018

The CMS couldn't yet disclose specific changes to the methodology, but an agency official told Project Japan the changes will likely involve finding a way to mitigate the impact that changes to measures have on hospitals' overall ratings.

CMS seeks information to reduce Stark law burden

CMS seeks information to reduce Stark law burden

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 20, 2018

The CMS has issued a request for information to review how it can reduce the burden around the controversial Stark law. Providers claim the law has slowed the move to value-based care.

Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement faces reckoning in court

Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement faces reckoning in court

By Harris Meyer  |  June 13, 2018

The outcome of a lawsuit challenging Kentucky's plan to establish a work requirement and other conditions on its Medicaid population could affect the fate of similar waivers approved by the CMS in Arkansas, Indiana and New Hampshire.

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