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October 2011 - Posts

The Politics of Health Care

Health Centers to Receive Funding, Participate in Program to Improve Care
October 24, 2011 12:10 PM by Lisa Algeo
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 500 community health centers in 44 states across the country will receive approximately $42 million over 3 years to improve the coordination and quality of care they deliver to people with Medicare and other patients, Read More...
New Tools Help Doctors, Other Healthcare Providers Improve Quality of Care
October 20, 2011 11:36 AM by Lisa Algeo
People with Medicare will be able to benefit from a new program designed to encourage primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals and other healthcare providers to coordinate their care under a final regulation issued today by the Department of Health Read More...
Cutting Red Tape Will Save Healthcare System Nearly $1.1 Billion
October 19, 2011 9:38 AM by Lisa Algeo
New proposed rules released yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would reduce unnecessary, obsolete or burdensome regulations and save hospitals and healthcare providers nearly $1.1 billion each year and more than $5 billion Read More...
CMS Accepting Applications for Innovation Advisors Program
October 18, 2011 9:33 AM by Lisa Algeo
Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it was accepting applications for a new Innovation Advisors program to help health professionals deepen skills that will drive improvements to patient care and reduce costs. These Read More...
More People Using Free Preventive Benefits Provided by Affordable Care Act
October 6, 2011 12:41 PM by Lisa Algeo
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported today that nearly 20.5 million people with Medicare reviewed their health status at a free Annual Wellness Visit or received other preventive services with no deductible or cost sharing this Read More...


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