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CMS Wants Money Back from PQRS, eRx Programs

According to a Federal Register notice, CMS will launch a four-year program that will survey PQRS and eRx program participants to verify data quality. The project will include efforts to "evaluate incentive payment information for accuracy and identify improper payments, with the goal of recovering these payments.”

Group advocates for single-payer system over HIX

Several states, including Pennsylvania, discuss following in Vermont’s footsteps by creating a state-level single-payer system as an alternative to supporting expensive and problematic health insurance exchanges.

Massachusetts to Cut Ties With CGI Group Over Troubled Online Health Exchange

Massachusetts fires healthcare.gov contractor CGI Federal over the state’s own failing health insurance exchange rollout. CGI Federal is also under investigation for fraud in Vermont stemming from another failed health insurance exchange rollout there.

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