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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a proposed rule to limit states’ ability to increase or create new pass-through payments for hospitals, physicians or nursing homes under Medicaid managed care contracts. CMS provided for a 10-year phase-out of pass-through payments in its May final rule. The deadline for submitting comments is Thursday, Dec. 22.
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Turkey and all poultry should be cooked to at least 165 degrees. A stuffed turkey should cook until the stuffing reaches 165 degrees.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration