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CMS proposes Medicare payment changes to increase the use of dialysis in the home

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed payment changes to support the use of dialysis in the home. The proposed rule in the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System would allow for payment for certain new and innovative equipment and supplies used for dialysis treatment of patients at home.  These proposed changes… Read More »

COVID-19 Crisis Lays Bare the Importance of Universal Medicare

By Thara Kumar While governments, health care workers and the Canadian public are uniting to take on the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics have seen this as an opportunity to capitalize on public fear and promote a profit-driven health care system over Canadian medicare. Would Canada — as some claim — really have been better prepared for… Read More »

Medicare members using telehealth grew 120 times in early weeks of COVID-19 as regulations eased

Dive Brief: The number of Medicare beneficiaries using telehealth skyrocketed in the early weeks of the pandemic as the Trump administration relaxed regulations to virtual care. Almost 1.3 million members received telehealth services in the week ending April 18, compared to just 11,000 in the week ending March 7, according to current Medicare claims data… Read More »