Category: Newsletter

Sep-Oct 2018 NCDS Update

More than 80,000 Americans died of the flu in the winter of 2017-2018, the highest number in over a decade, federal health officials said last week.Although 90 percent of those deaths were in people over age 65, the flu alsokilled180youngchildrenandteenagers, more than in any other year since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began using its current surveillance methods.

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Jul-Aug 2018 NCDS Update

Ohio is a step closer to forcing some Medicaid recipients to get jobs if they receive the government assistance.The Ohio Department of Medicaid on Monday said it had officially submitted its request to create the work requirements for those covered through the expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program that covers residents with low incomes or disabilities.

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May-Jun 2018 NCDS Update

Ohio is a step closer to forcing some Medicaid recipients to get jobs if they receive the government assistance.The Ohio Department of Medicaid on Monday said it had officially submitted its request to create the work requirements for those covered through the expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program that covers residents with low incomes or disabilities.

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Mar-Apr 2018 NCDS Update

The AMA, along with national physician specialty societies, recently sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asking that the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting period be reduced from a full calendar year to a minimum of 90 consecutive days. That should happen because of a lack of timely and direct notification about whether a physician is considered MIPS-eligible.

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