The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission is increasing its effort to present offset options when it advises Congress on funding and policy changes to the federal healthcare programs serving low-income people and children.
The most recent outlook survey from the National Association of Manufacturers listed rising healthcare-related costs as the second-largest “primary” business challenge, behind only unfavorable business conditions. But Cleveland-area companies say offering health insurance and other...
As the CMS seeks to simplify the application process for exchange plans and Medicaid, payers want to make it harder for individuals to sign up after open enrollment ends. Meanwhile, advocates and providers want to reduce barriers and have the CMS learn more about who is signing up, including their...
Congress wonders whether the composition of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission renders it a biased and therefore unreliable source of recommendations.
Some medical data miners may soon be allowed to share and sell Medicare and private-sector medical-claims data, as well as analyses of that data, under proposed CMS regulations.
Patient advocates argue that providers are often unwilling to take on Medicaid enrollees because reimbursement rates can be as little as 60% of the costs of care. But a new analysis by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission could be turning that belief on its head.
The CMS is making it easier for providers to opt out of meaningful-use requirements of electronic health records amid a series of proposed changes to the 6-year-old $31.8 billion EHR incentive payment program.
If the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Barack Obama's plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, it could mean more healthcare coverage for some, but not most, such immigrants.
Senate Republican leaders apparently have persuaded wavering GOP senators from Medicaid expansion states to support a fast-track bill that would repeal Medicaid expansion along with most of the rest of the ACA. They may have decided that people who have benefited from the expansion don't vote.
With federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program set to run out in 2017, HHS has determined children can't get comparable benefits and cost-sharing on the insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.
Healthcare is an economic paradox. On one hand, it's our nation's fastest-growing employer, projected to add 15.6 million jobs by 2022. On the other, high costs coupled with an aging population are breaking budgets.
President Barack Obama last week nominated Andrew Slavitt to a permanent post as CMS administrator.