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CMS puts a hold on paperwork requirements, expands access to telehealth
Doctors can spend more time and communicate remotely with patients during pandemic
DOJ files suit against Anthem for fraud
Allegedly submitted inaccurate medical codes for higher payments for its Medicare Advantage plans
Why insurers are adding air medical services to their networks
Understanding the unique advantage coverage brings to payors
More than $5.5 billion wasted on low-value healthcare, says survey
Low-value care services widespread across US
Lowest income bracket in US contributes 33.9 percent of its income to healthcare
Researchers point to long-term care expenses and out-of-pocket costs
American College of Physicians endorses 'Medicare for All', public option
'We can and must imagine what a better health care system looks like, and be committed to attaining it'
Insured or not, unnecessary care is a problem among pediatric patients
Researchers find roughly one in ten children received unneeded services in 2014
AHA and other hospital groups sue to stop CMS contract disclosure rule
Pushing back against Trump's plan for price transparency
Trump's new transparency rules for healthcare pricing get push back from industry
The rule would have hospitals post online costs for 300 common services
Amazon acquires Health Navigator
It will become part of the Amazon Care group, which provides care to its employees
CMS to implement final rule to reduce 'burdensome' regulations
Will save a projected $8 billion over the next decade
Medicare Advantage members unsure of or cannot access patient portals
More than half interested in accessing own claims and records
Bringing the 'eight dimensions of wellness' to employee-provided health insurance
Having coverage is not the same thing as taking advantage of it
CMS proposes alternative payment model for radiation oncology
Uses prospective, episode-based payments; ensures value-based care
CMS to add more telehealth benefits to Medicare Advantage plans
Aiming for greater flexibility, lower costs
Amazon, JP Morgan, Berkshire Hathaway venture dubbed Haven
Will address healthcare needs of the trio's 1.2 million employees