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Missouri Hospitals will pay $34 million to settle allegations of improper payments to oncologists, DOJ says

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Settlement resolves allegations the providers submitted fraudulent Medicare claims for chemotherapy services through illegal referrals, DOJ says.

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Low-income patients would take hit from inadequate tax credits under AHCA, Urban Institute report says

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Lower-income people tend to be eligible for larger tax credits under ACA; higher-income individuals tend to receive larger credits under AHCA.

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Lawmakers, nurses, patients, unions push dialysis clinic legislation calling for more staffing oversight

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The California bill, SB 349, says that inadequate staffing is leading to hospitalizations, medical errors and "unnecessary and avoidable deaths."

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High-risk pools will cost three to five times the amount in AHCA funding

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Bill needs at least $359 billion over 10 years, up to $656 billion, according to Urban Institute report.

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Hospital itself is greatest risk factor in c-section birth, Consumer Reports investigation says

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Report said 6 in 10 hospitals looked at had c-section rates above the national target rate for low-risk births.

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Healthcare organizations will continue transitioning to value-based care despite political uncertainty, survey shows

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There could be a slowdown of the momentum created by the ACA towards care coordination and value-based care initiatives, analysts say.

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Up to 1,000 primary care practices expected for CPC+ Round 2, qualifying for Advanced APM quality payments

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CMS has chosen seven payers in selected regions as partners offering their own payment incentives to primary care practices.

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