The package also includes an $800 million cut to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (), a policy incubator that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services uses to test innovative payment approaches.
According to thesent to Congress on May 8, the CHIP cut is comprised of more than $5.1 billion “in amounts made available by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to supplement the 2017 national allotments to states, including $3.1 billion in unobligated balances available on Oct. 1, 2017, and $2 billion in recoveries as of May 7, 2018.”
A broad coalition of physicians’ organizations and other advocates protested the proposed cuts in ato Congress.
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Intensity modulated radiation therapy may be preferable in children with extremity nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcomas, Source: Rao A et al. Intl J Rad Oncology*Biology*Physics; Jan. 2019, 38-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.09.005
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Physician burnout linked to EHRs, Gardner R et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy145.
Most physicians do not use telemedicine, Kane C et al. Health Affairs. 2018. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05077
Health care spending slowed but fewer insured, Martin A et al. Health Affairs. 2018. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05085
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