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MedPAC Proposes Imaging Payment Cuts

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has proposed reimbursement cuts to radiology of almost 4%, while increasing payments for services such as clinician and hospital outpatient visits by 10%.

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Medicaid Expansion Gains Popularity in Red States

The push to expand Medicaid is gaining traction in some Republican states that previously rejected the idea, thanks to grass-roots efforts to let voters weigh in directly on the issue and recent changes in the program that make it more friendly to conservatives.

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KKR Nears Deal to Buy Envision Healthcare

KKR & Co. is nearing a deal to buy Envision Healthcare Corp. for $46 a share, or about $5.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, in one of the largest recent leveraged buyouts.

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Receive Full Improvement Activity Credit for 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting a survey called 2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study. Radiologists and groups who participate successfully in the study will receive full credit for the 2018 MIPS Improvement Activities performance category.

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