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> Medicaid managed care payments in the District of Columbia are held up again. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering a star rating system for hospitals in order to make it easier for consumers to determine quality and make other choices. Article

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> Michigan lawmakers may finally schedule a Medicaid expansion vote for late August. Article

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> The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to delay for a year the requirement that Americans obtain health insurance under the provisions of the 2010 healthcare reform law. Article

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> Despite the one-year reprieve given to healthcare organizations to implement ICD-10, many still don't understand its benefits and have no plans to use the new coding system beyond billing, according to a new survey by the eHealth Initiative. Article

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