The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized policies that will increase plan choices and benefits, including allowing Medicare Advantage plans to include additional telehealth benefits.
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. The podcast demonstrates CMS commitment to transparency and outreach by presenting CMS-related policies, […]
HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma are announcing the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system.
CMS is studying the Factors Associated with Reporting Quality Measures in 2019, as outlined in the Revisions to Payment Policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Quality Payment Program and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019 final rule.
By Luis Castillo – CMS is getting even more serious about keeping people out of the hospital, with each newly issued rule reflecting that commitment. Starting at the beginning of this year, CMS sought to further incentivize providers by….
By Velvet Thorne – A healthcare storm is brewing between CMS and Medicare Shared Savings Program providers who have not engaged with the agency’s value-based care efforts, an essential step in readying for the new “Pathways to Success” initiative.
As CMS continues to increase program flexibility and decrease reporting burdens, the new scoring methodology is a combination of new and existing measures broken into a smaller set of four objectives.
CMS updated its Drug Spending Dashboards with data for 2017. This Administration’s version of the drug dashboards, first released in May of last year, adds information on the manufacturers that are responsible for price increases and includes pricing…
CMS released new state tools and guidance that provide standard monitoring metrics and recommended research methods geared specifically for section 1115 demonstrations that test innovative approaches to Medicaid eligibility and coverage policies.
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