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  • Medicare Shared Savings Program: Celebrating 10 Years and Looking Forward to the Future December 9, 2023
    April marks the 10-year anniversary of the start of the agreement period for the first Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) – an ambitious program to reward health care providers for improving health care for people with Medicare. The program now includes 483 ACOs with over 525,000 participating […]
  • Interoperability and the Connected Health Care System December 9, 2023
    The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many shortcomings in our health care system, especially the ability to quickly share and use reliable data to better understand the health needs of all people across the country. This need for more accessible data is why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) remains committed to making health care […]
  • Building on the CMS Strategic Vision: Working Together for a Stronger Medicare December 9, 2023
    Excerpt: Since its inception in 1965, Medicare has been leading the way in providing affordable, quality coverage and care, playing a key role in the health and financial security of more than 63 million Americans. As the largest single purchaser of health care—with one in every five health care dollars paid by the program—Medicare serves […]
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  • House bill would avert physician pay cut in Medicare  December 8, 2023
    A bill introduced in the House would avert a pending 3.37% physician pay cut to Medicare payments, according to the American Medical Association.
  • OCR settles first-ever phishing cyberattack investigation December 8, 2023
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached a settlement with Lafourche Medical Group, a Louisiana medical group specializing in emergency medicine, occupational medicine and laboratory testing. The settlement resolves an investigation following a phishing attack that affected the electronic protected health information of about 34,862 people.
  • Google's generative AI technology December 8, 2023
    Physicians preferred the answers to medical questions provided by Google's Med-PaLM to those written by other physicians, says Dr. Michael Howell, the company's chief clinical officer. He discussed the experimentation with and evolution of the medically tuned LLM.  

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