By Jill Reeves – The 2019 Fiscal Year is well underway, and 2019 proper will be here in a hot minute. That makes this as good a time as any to preview some of the changes that have recently been or are about to be rolled out by CMS.
By Tim Engelhardt – CMS released a report that demonstrates how empowering states can help reduce costs. The report summarizes the final Medicare Parts A & B actuarial savings analysis of the Washington managed fee-for-service demonstration…
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through CMS, announced and sought input on a new “International Pricing Index” (IPI) payment model to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs.
The final 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule released. And CMS finalized innovative changes to the Medicare payment rules for Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies and the End-Stage Renal Disease programs.
In a proposed rule issued, CMS took action to build upon the Administration’s ongoing efforts to modernize the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs, which provide seniors with Medicare health and prescription drug coverage through private plans.
This fact sheet contains information about the inaugural release of the SNF QRP data on the Nursing Home Compare website that occurred on October 24, 2018.
If you’re interested in forming a virtual group for the 2019 MIPS performance year, the election period is now open. To form a virtual group, you must follow an election process and submit your election to CMS via e-mail by December 31, 2018.
CMS announced that 1,299 entities have signed agreements with the agency to participate in the Administration’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement – Advanced (BPCI Advanced) Model.
CMS started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 6 states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
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