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CMS moves to reduce Medicaid spending on medical equipment

CMS moves to reduce Medicaid spending on medical equipment

The CMS will ask the White House to allow it to evaluate whether states are overpaying for medical equipment in comparison to Medicare rates. Medical equipment providers say the crackdown comes as they are already struggling financially.

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.

Drones could speed up defibrillator delivery

Drones could speed up defibrillator delivery

When it comes to getting emergency health services to cardiac patients, the fastest route may be as the drone flies. Recent studies in Canada and Sweden have shown some promising data with simulations of delivering care from the sky.

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