The Trump Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are continuing to transform Medicaid with the publication of the first annual update to the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Scorecard.
CMS now produces a new podcast, “CMS: Beyond the Policy,”. It will highlight updates and changes to policies and programs in an easily accessible and conversational format. The podcast was created as a new method to explain the agency’s policies and programs.
CMS finalizes and releases 3 new rules including the 2020 PFS QPP Final Rule, 2020 PFS Final Rule Expands Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, and 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Final Rule.
By Jim Tate – Now, I’m not a mathematician, but I can count to ten. So, I wasn’t expecting any problems when I decided to look at the recently released MIPS Final Scores for the 2017 reporting period.
Physicians across the country and across specialties are urging CMS to reduce the harms and burdens of prior authorization by incorporating Consensus Principles into its policies and encouraging other payers to do so as well.
By Abhinav Aggarwal – Fall isn’t just about football. There is another game heating up this season, and the costs of losing could be devasting. Just like football, the Medicare Advantage market is highly competitive, with each player fighting to score big.
By Abhinav Shashank – Transitioning and succeeding in value-based care is increasingly becoming the focus of many providers. Despite initial reservations, many providers are becoming ardent supporters of VBC payment models and are often the catalysts for change in their organizations.
This rule advances CMS’s Patients over Paperwork initiative by saving providers an estimated 4.4 million hours of time previously spent on paperwork with an overall total projected savings to providers of $800 million annually.
Nine organizations who represent a diverse array of healthcare providers wrote Seema Verma, administrator of CMS, urging the agency pay as soon as possible the 5 percent bonus for participation in Advanced Alternative Payment Models.
Now Playing on HealthcareNOW Radio
Get Our RCM Answers News Digest
HealthcareNOW Radio – Episodes On Demand
Miss any episodes of your favorite HealthcareNOW Radio shows? Find them all on our SoundCloud Channel. Play or Download Here