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No crosswalk from ICD-9, but ICD-10 is on track for October

The "delay ICD-10" proponents have found themselves another piece of ammunition to use in their war against transitioning from the current ICD-9 coding system. The latest development in the never-ending fight is a new study from Vanderbilt University that suggests that mapping...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Funding for Medicaid would take a huge hit under Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed budget. Governor Rauner is looking to cut $1.5 billion from Medicaid. That includes dental services and some mental health services for individuals. But it also cuts more than $700...

source: WSIL-TV

Recently, the Florida Senate Health Policy Committee removed language from proposed telehealth legislation that would require Medicaid reimbursement for telemedicine services at the same rates as face-to-face examinations. Disagreements...

source: The National Law Review

More insured Texans are facing surprise medical bills after a visit to the emergency room, but area Representative John Smithee is trying to get rid of those costs. Smithee filed House Bill 1638 that would protect insured patients from...

source: KFDA-TV

More than two thirds of the Ohioans insured under the Affordable Care Act are covered by the law’s optional Medicaid expansion, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A total of 234,507 Ohioans have selected a private insurance...

source: Watchdog.org

Nearly half the states use higher copayments to dissuade Medicaid recipients from unnecessary visits to emergency rooms, where care is more costly. These states require patients to make the payments, which are as high as $30 per...

source: Government Executive

House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other congressional leaders wrote to President Obama to push back against proposed cuts to private Medicare Advantage plans.

source: Congress of the United States

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