In setting standards for home health agencies to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, the federal agency took steps to bolster patients' rights and drive coordinated, patient-centered care.
Verma has supported charging premiums to individuals above and below the poverty line and freezing beneficiaries out of coverage if they don't pay. But she could prove to be a knowledgeable ally to states looking to better control their Medicaid dollars.
He has supported the idea of states controlling their own healthcare dollars, even if the ideas are more left-leaning than he might personally advocate. Price also worked with Democrats and has shown a willingness to talk about policy ideas from people of all political views.
The CMS wants to end billions in supplemental funding that helped safety net and Medicaid providers care for the poorest people.
The new AMA policy comes as digital health devices are increasingly being used by patients to promote wellness. Yet, the devices are unregulated, rarely covered by insurance, and can be compromised.
The study is salient as hospitals look for ways to cut costs, including by changing the skill mix of nursing staff by hiring assistants with less training.
Florida is seeking federal approval to extend the waiver that allows it to have most of its Medicaid population in managed care.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act final rule released earlier this month includes funding to create and implement a core set of performance measures to be used by private and public insurers alike.
Nearly a third of physicians could be exempt from Medicare's new Merit-based Incentive Payment System under a final CMS rule for implementing MACRA. The CMS will also broaden the opportunities for physicians to join alternative models that carry bigger rate increases and bonuses.
At the second general election debate, Donald Trump again touted allowing health insurers to sell plans across state lines as a way to make coverage affordable after killing the ACA. But the policy could undermine the individual market and roll back protections that consumers have come to rely on.
In a final rule released last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will have more oversight of electronic health records and other technologies that store, share and analyze patient information. The rule also gives the ONC the authority to ask developers to...
Comments are due Thursday on how the CMS will calculate 2017 civil money penalties for rule violations by Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans.