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Medicaid coverage for substance abuse treatment improved substantially since 2014: study

Fierce Healthcare

Access to care for Medicaid fee-for-service beneficiaries with substance use disorder has improved from 2014 until 2021, but much more can be done to improve it further, researchers say. There have been substantial improvements in coverage for substance use disorder and opioid use disorder since 2014, according to a study in JAMA Network.

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Hospitals face lowest readmission fines since 2014, analysis finds

Healthcare Dive

More than 2,200 hospitals will incur penalties, the lowest number in nearly a decade, as the CMS adjusted its calculations for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Improper Medicare payments down $20.7B since 2014, CMS data show

Fierce Healthcare

since 2014, CMS data show. Improper Medicare payments down $20.7B Tue, 11/16/2021 - 07:15.

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SCOTUS rejects UnitedHealth appeal of Medicare Advantage overpayment rule

Healthcare Dive

The justices declined to take up the case, leaving intact a lower court ruling that backed the 2014 CMS regulation requiring swift return of overpayments.

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Anthem plans to change name to Elevance

Healthcare Dive

Prior to 2014, the company was known as WellPoint. It's the second name change for Anthem in the past decade.

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Patient preferences for accessing medical data are shifting, says ONC

Healthcare It News

" In the analysis, ONC said that the share of individuals nationwide who were offered and accessed their online medical records or patient portals more than doubled between 2014 and 2022. Previously, the National Institutes of Health compared how Americans report increasing their usage of patient data access tools. in 2018 and 25.6%

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Former Executive Sentenced to Probation for HIPAA Violation

HIPAA Journal

Robison pled guilty to knowingly disclosing the protected health information of patients of Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC) under false pretenses to an unauthorized third party between 2014 and 2015. OPTA Kentucky was dissolved in 2014, and Delaware OPTA was incorporated the same year with Dobson listed as the sole owner.

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