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Healthcare Headlines: June 2018

By Kindred Healthcare

Advisory Panel Recommends Physician-Focused Payment Models to HHS

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee recently submitted four recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services. Read more

CMS Says Quality Payment Program Exceeds Year 1 Participation Goal

A recent publication from Administrator Seema Verma of the CMS states that more than 90% of clinicians eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System participated in the first year of the Quality Payment Program. Read more 

AHA Issue Brief on Meeting Complex Needs of Older Adults Across Care Settings

A new AHA issue brief offers a sample practice model to help hospitals and health systems meet the complex needs of older adults across care settings. Read more

CDC Survey: Uninsured Rate Unchanged in 2017

A recent CDC report found that the uninsured rate in 2017 was about the same as in 2016 – an estimated 9.1% of U.S. residents, or 29.3 million people. The report further breaks down these findings by various demographics and insurance marketplace types. Read more

By Kindred Healthcare