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CMS proposes updated Medicaid, CHIP-managed care regulations

May 28, 2015

CMS recently proposed a rule to update managed care regulations for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a press release.

The recommended adjustments reflect the growth of managed care — a health care delivery system that organizes cost, utilization and quality to participants enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance markets, according to CMS. Medicaid’s managed care regulations have not been revised since 2003. In addition, the regulations would target broader populations receiving managed care, including seniors and patients with disabilities.

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VIDEO: Several factors contribute to increased costs associated with repeat ablation procedures

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BOSTON — In this video, Moussa C. Mansour, MD, director of the cardiac electrophysiology program and the atrial fibrillation program at Massachusetts General…
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Informed decision making for PCI often incomplete

May 27, 2015
In a cross-sectional analysis of conversations between cardiologists and patients with or suspected of having stable angina, few discussions contained all elements of…
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HHS awards millions to improve heart health education in primary care

May 27, 2015
The HHS has awarded $112 million to fund the EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care initiative, a program designed to deliver the most up-to-date…
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Grip strength may predict risk for mortality, CVD

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Reduced muscle strength, as assessed by grip strength using a Jamar dynamometer, was associated with greater risk for all-cause and CV mortality and incidence of CVD…
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Cardiology Case Consults

The Patient with Familial Hypercholesterolemia

This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.
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VIDEO: New data highlight use of ticagrelor for ad-hoc PCI

VIDEO: New data highlight use of ticagrelor for ad-hoc PCI

May 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Roxana Mehran, MD, professor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai…
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Case Study: Elderly Woman with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Acute Coronary Syndrome

Case Study: Elderly Woman with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Acute Coronary Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

Managing patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), as well as choosing the most appropriate antiplatelet therapy and…
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