Health Headlines - March 14, 2011


In This Issue:

- ACO Regulations Are Finally on the Horizon

- CBO Estimates that Defunding Health Reform Will Add $5.7 Billion to the Deficit Over the Next Ten Fiscal Years

- CMS Issues GME-Related Corrections to 2011 OPPS Final Rule

- CMS Solicits Comments on Rule Governing IME/GME Cap Redistribution for Hospitals Participating in GME Affiliated Groups

- GAO Testimony Before Senate Subcommittee Discusses GAO Recommendations and CMS’s Plans for Reducing Improper Payments

- Texas Court Dismisses 11 of 12 Counts Alleged by Relator in FCA Case Against Hospice Provider

- CMS to Host Open Door Forum on Quality Reporting of Hospital Acquired Conditions Measures

- AHLA Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues to be held March 30 - April 1

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