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Bill to repeal small-group market expansion heads to Obama's desk

The increasing opposition to the Affordable Care Act's small-group market expansion has paid off in the form of a legislative repeal that has cleared the Senate and is headed to President Barack Obama's desk.

Some insurers will take hit from risk corridor program shortfall

The federal risk corridor program will pay only a small portion of what it owes to health insurers that offer plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.

Report: Medicare overpays skilled nursing facilities by more than $1B

Because of flawed payment incentives, Medicare paid skilled nursing facilities $1.1 billion more than it needed to in fiscal years 2012 and 2013, according to a new government agency report.  

Majority of Americans oppose Cadillac tax

As leaders on both sides of the political spectrum have begun to oppose the Affordable Care Act's Cadillac tax that will go into effect in 2018, the American public appears to dislike the provision as well.

Physician leaders have their work cut out in reducing unnecessary care

Most physician leaders--92 percent--back the importance of reducing unnecessary care that is not evidence-based, according to a survey conducted by the American Association for Physician Leadership and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

Membership models appeal to nearly half of PCPs, survey finds

Citing frustrations with third-party payers and inadequate time to spend with patients, nearly half (46 percent) of primary care physicians who participated in a recent survey said they would consider transitioning to direct pay, concierge or other membership models in the next three years.  

MGMA: Practices' technology costs, NPP use on the rise

The cost of doing business is on the rise for medical practices nationwide, with much of that expense being driven by the need to adopt new technologies, according to the Medical Group Management Association's (MGMA)  2015 Cost and Revenue Survey.

"Challenges remain" for Massachusetts practice environment

Bay State doctors lag behind the rest of the country in terms of salary and other factors that make up their overall practice environment, according to the  2015 Physician Practice Environment Index, released by the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Insurers face $4.9M penalty for late filing of IRS form

Health insurers that were late filing a form with the government avoided paying an annual fee tied to the Affordable Care Act, but they may face total penalties of more than $4.9 million, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

Another chronic care management challenge: Achieving ROI

More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries suffer from two or more chronic conditions, which often require more time and resources to manage than most physicians say they have, according to a new report from SmartCCM.