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Quality improving in nursing homes: CMS review

Quality improving in nursing homes: CMS review

The 2015 National Impact Assessment of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Measures Report shows "clear progress in improving the healthcare delivery system to achieve the three aims of better care, smarter spending, and healthier people."

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NAACP: Medicaid expansion would negate lost subsidies in NC

The NAACP is pushing hard for lawmakers to approve Medicaid expansion efforts in North Carolina to give half a million state residents an alternative should they lose private insurance subsidized by the government under the Affordable Care Act.

Medicaid IT systems need quality check: GAO

A new report to Congress casts significant doubts on the integrity and effectiveness of information systems many state Medicaid programs use to process claims, and CMS has agreed with it its recommendation that they verify those systems when applying for Medicaid funds.

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