The CBO Bludgeon

A Sliver of Savings from Per Capita Allocations

The dire effects some ascribe to normalizing the FMAP and limiting federal Medicaid spending through per capita allocations are not supported by data, according to a new analysis by Doug Badger updated to reflect new CMS data.

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The CBO Bludgeon

The CBO Bludgeon

CBO is detached from reality in its analysis of the House health reform bill.

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MACRA: Burden of Proof Continues

MACRA: Burden of Proof Continues

Physicians face significant challenges in complying with a complex barrage of new federal payment rules for Medicare that threaten the survival of private medical practices and could compromise the quality of patient care.

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MACRA: The Burden of Proof

MACRA:  The Burden of Proof by Carol Monaco The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released a 2,398-page final rule implementing what is likely the most complex clinician payment program in Medicare’s history, known as the Quality Payment Program, born out of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 or MACRA. As MACRA […]

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Can The IRS Save Obamacare?

Obamacare’s fourth open enrollment period will begin November 1. For the Internal Revenue Service, it will be open season on uninsured taxpayers. In an effort to maximize enrollment, the IRS is mining the personal tax information of people who have chosen not to buy Obamacare policies. An estimated 8 million of them paid a tax for the privilege of remaining […]

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We need to start over on Obamacare

If elected president, will Hillary Clinton be able to revive the Affordable Care Act? No. Having fully embraced the increasingly troubled Affordable Care Act, Hillary Clinton is surely hoping health reform remains a side issue this presidential campaign. But recent developments have propelled the failures of Obamacare back into the spotlight. Costs for individual Obamacare policies are expected […]

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