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    Medicare Funding for Hospice Services

    Peter Whoriskey talked about the money provided by Medicare to hospice services, which provides end-of-life care. He also discussed the growth of these services and the quality of care…

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    Health Care Spending Projections

    Economists and public health experts talked about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' spending projections for 2014 and 2015. They estimated spending would increase from…

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    Medicare and Medicaid Acts of 1965

    Tom Scully talked about the Medicare and Medicaid Acts of 1965. He discussed President Lyndon Johnson’s vision of the bill and the present state of the program. This program was part…

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    Medicare Oversight

    Nancy Griswold from the Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals (OMHA) testified about the Medicare appeals process and the backlog of appeal claims. She discussed the steps her office…

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    Social Security and Medicare Fiscal Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other officials briefed reporters and answered questions on the annual “Trustees Report.” The report detailed the future financial health of…

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    Medicaid Enrollments and the Affordable Care Act

    Rebecca Adams the results of a CQ Roll Call survey that found at least 2.9 million Americans who applied for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act were still waiting for their applications…

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    Medicare Hospital Coverage

    Witnesses testified on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules regarding in-patient and out-patient payments along with the Medicare audit program. The first panel included…

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    Medicare Spending in 2012

    Reed Abelson talked by remote video from New York City about Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data showing that a majority of the $77 billion Medicare payouts in 2012 went to…

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    Senate Debate on Medicare Payment Bill

    The Senate debated the annual “doc fix” bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would go into effect April 1, 2014.

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    Billy House on Medicare

    National Journal correspondent Billy House spoke by phone about the House voice vote on the Medicare “doc fix.” The “doc fix” bill was an annual measure to delay for…

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    House Vote on Medicare Payment Bill

    The House passed the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would have begun April 1, 2014. The measure passed using a voice vote under…

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    House Debate on Medicare Payment Bill

    The House debated the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would go into effect April 1, 2014.

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and answered questions. Regarding the House bill on a year-long “doc fix” extension for Medicare reimbursements…

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    International Health Care Models

    Health care professionals and analysts testified about the single-payer health care systems in Taiwan, Canada, Denmark, and France. The hearing focused on lessons the U.S. could learn…

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    Medicare Fraud Protection

    Officials from the Health and Human Services Department and the Government Accountability Office testified at a hearing on ways to better manage the Medicare system and prevent instances of…

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    Medicare Advantage Program and the Affordable Care Act

    Sam Baker talked about the Medicare Advantage Program and the impact of cuts made to it as part of the Affordable Care Act. He said the reasons for the cuts were savings because many…

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    State Health Insurance Exchanges

    Panelists, including directors of several state health insurance exchanges from around the country, talked about the health care law and their efforts to increase enrollment. They said…

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    Expansion of Medicaid

    Representatives from Washington and Texas talked about the expansion of Medicaid in their states. Topics included efforts to enroll as many people as possible and the various plans…

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    Vice President Biden on the Health Care Law

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the opening session of Families USA’s Health Action 2014 conference. He thanked the health care advocacy group for their involvement in the…

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    Health Care Spending and Costs

    Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar talked about national health care spending. According to a new report released by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2012 health care spending as a…

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