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21st Century Cures Act Provides Some Welcome Relief

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The 21st Century Cures Act (the “Cures Act”) (Pub. L. No. 114-255), which was signed into law by President Obama on December 13, 2016, includes a number of important health care provisions, and several address the long-anticipated relief for Medicare “site-neutrality” policies relating to off-campus outpatient hospital departments (“OCODPs”), certain cancer hospitals, and long-term care … Continue reading this entry

Legislation to Expand Definition of Grandfathered Off-Campus Hospital Departments to Address “Mid-Build” and Cancer Hospital Projects Moves Forward

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A bill amending the “site neutrality” limitations brought by Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 was introduced in the House of Representatives last week and passed out of committee yesterday. H.R. 5273, the “Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016,” was introduced by two powerful Members of the House Ways and … Continue reading this entry

Transforming Oncology Care: What’s Working and What Lies Ahead

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Oncology providers and payors are undertaking bold initiatives to transform our system of “sick” care into a component of the value-based system of the future. The evolving system focuses on proactively monitoring and coordinating care by a team of providers working in concert to deliver care more efficiently and keep patients healthier. From payment changes … Continue reading this entry

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for reading, subscribing and being a part of our blog community in 2014. We hope you have a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year! – The Health Care Law Today Team We will be back with new posts the week of January 5.… Continue reading this entry

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Health Care Law Today team is thankful for you, our readers and subscribers. Thank you all for reading, contributing to, and sharing our blog. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday. Have a great weekend!… Continue reading this entry

Building the Oncology System of the Future: Transforming Patient Care Through Data Transparency and Analytics

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Virtually everyone agrees that the time is now to seriously reexamine our fragmented, expensive healthcare system and to innovate sustainable approaches to curing its ills. At the center of this activity is the patient, as the ultimate consumer of healthcare services. Until recently, patients largely have been shielded from healthcare costs by health insurance and … Continue reading this entry

Medicare Bundled Payments Initiative and Oncology Care

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The following post is provided by our guest author, Ronald Barkley, MS, JD from the Cancer Center Business Development Group. Ron can be reached at: rbarkley@ccbdgroup.com. According to Modern Healthcare’s “Interest Surges in Medicare Bundled Payment Initiative” article on July 31, 2014, enthusiasm for bundled pricing has been associated with the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care … Continue reading this entry