Dual Eligibles

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Latest Headlines

Legislators urge CMS to lessen readmission penalties on hospitals that serve poor and elderly

A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives wants the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to work with Congress to keep Medicare's Hospital Readmission Reduction Program from hurting hospitals that primarily serve elderly, low-income patients and "dual eligibles." 

4 super-sized healthcare trends

Healthcare leaders must adapt to regulatory, technology, medical and market changes that are forcing the re-invention of healthcare. A  report  from Mannett Health Solutions identifies 10 "megatrends" and the smaller movements and sub-trends supporting them.  We round up four of interest.

8 Maine hospitals sue Sebelius over payments for low-income patients

Eight Maine hospitals have joined forces in a lawsuit against U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over a long-simmering dispute over payment calculations for dual eligibility patients, the Bangor Daily News reported.

Hospital trade group asks CMS to slow down dual-eligible demo project

The Federation of American Hospitals is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to hold its horses in a demonstration project aimed at coordinating care for dual eligibles of Medicare