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The Republican Agenda: It’s A New Congress And The GOP Lays Claim To A Mandate

KHN Morning Briefing

With Republicans controlling both houses of Congress and the presidency, the policies advanced by the Obama administration will be on the chopping block. Chief among them will be President Barack Obama’s signature health law as well as possible changes to other federal health programs.

Medicare Issues Final Rule For Controversial Plan To Bundle Some Payments For Heart Care

KHN Morning Briefing

However, Rep. Tom Price, who has been nominated to be the secretary of Health and Human Services in the Trump administration, is expected to weigh in on this issue, too. Also in Medicare news, a look at a new payment rule designed to reward doctors for coordinating care, an anomaly in coverage of kidney transplants, a nursing home company in Maryland draws scrutiny and new hospital payment details.

Medicare Auditor Finds Some Treatments Cost More For Outpatients Than Inpatients

KHN Morning Briefing

The inspector general’s report shows that beneficiaries getting heart stents in the hospital pay on average $645 less than those getting them in outpatient facilities. It says Medicare needs to review how its billing rules distinguish between inpatient and outpatient hospital stays. Also, an analysis of Medicare’s decision to kill a controversial test to lower the payments for drugs administered by doctors in outpatient settings and one senator hears from constituents about concerns over Medicare funding.