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2016 will bring flurry of new rules and regulations affecting healthcare

Jan 04, 2016

[By Modern Healthcare]

Last year ushered in a bevy of new rules and regulations that are already affecting the healthcare industry: a fix to the sustainable growth-rate pay formula for physicians; a mandatory bundled-payment program that would affect 67 markets across the country; tweaks to the CMS' value-based payment program; clarifications of waivers that aim to give states more flexibility in molding their Medicaid programs; and a down-to-the-wire budget deal that delayed taxes on Cadillac plans, medical devices and health insurance. But 2016 is expected to be just as eventful, with more rules and regulations expected.

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