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CMS needs to re-evaluate heart attack payment structure, AHA argues

CMS needs to re-evaluate heart attack payment structure, AHA argues

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should exclude certain patients, including those in hospice and or with end-stage renal disease, when evaluating the payment structure for heart attacks, the American Hospital Association proposed in a letter Tuesday.

Medicare waiting period hurts those with early-stage Alzheimer's, report finds

Early-onset Alzheimer's disease strikes before a person is old enough to qualify for Medicare, leaving many without health insurance. But advocates of those with the disease are lobbying to change that, according to recent news reports.