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Report Finds More Than $1.3 Billion in Potential Savings Through Diabetes Prevention Legislation

An Avalere Health study commissioned by the American Diabetes Association, YMCA of the USA (YMCA), in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA) focusing on HR 962/S 452, The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (MDPA), found that if enacted, the bill would save the Federal Government $1.3 billion over 10 years, and would also dramatically reduce diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries.

MAP Releases Final 2014 Pre-Rulemaking Report, Providing Recommendations on Measures for 20 Federal Programs

On Feb. 3, the Measures Application Partnership (MAP) released its final pre-rulemaking report, providing recommendations on the adoption of new measures in more than 20 federal public reporting and payment programs, including clinician programs (e.g., Physician Quality Reporting System, Physician Compare) and facility programs (e.g., Inpatient Quality Reporting System (IQR), Hospital Acquired Conditions Payment Reduction Programs).

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