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01/24/2020 - Modern Healthcare by: Michael Brady
WASHINGTON, DC - Medicaid advisory staff on Thursday said policymakers will need to focus on how to improve care coordination and align state-level policies and programs to speed up a reduction in the number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

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01/24/2020 - Modern Healthcare by: Maria Castellucci
WASHINGTON, DC - The CMS announced Thursday that the eight online tools designed for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers to make healthcare choices will be combined later this year.

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01/24/2020 - Modern Healthcare by: Steven Ross Johnson
WASHINGTON, DC - Too few healthcare professionals are giving their patients advice to quit smoking, according to the U.S. surgeon general on Thursday in the first report on smoking cessation in 30 years.

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01/24/2020 - WVNews
CHARLESTON, WV - The average number of workers in West Virginia for the 2019 calendar year was the highest employment the state has seen in more than a decade.

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01/24/2020 - MetroNews by: Brad McElhinny
CHARLESTON, WV - The debut of a Senate committee aimed at the challenges of West Virginia’s children and families opened with lawmakers wanting to hear how people are affected by state policy but concerned that they might fear repercussions.

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01/23/2020 - Modern Healthcare by: Rachel Cohrs
WASHINGTON, DC - Several conservative advocacy groups on Wednesday formed a coalition opposing any solution to protect consumers from surprise medical bills that uses benchmark payments, an approach that providers disdain.

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01/23/2020 - Modern Healthcare by: Tara Bannow
WASHINGTON, DC - A new CMS-funded study suggests surgeons are overpaid for certain bundled procedures and proposes a solution it says could save the agency billions of dollars annually.

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