Arizona has joined the 49 other states that offer a federal health insurance program for low-income children after backers of the plan pushed it through the state Legislature earlier this month and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed it into law.
CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt emphasized a commitment to working with providers as the new Medicare reimbursement system is implemented. House lawmakers said small-group and solo practitioners are concerned the model will push them out of business or into larger groups.
The CMS has started making biweekly calls to state Medicaid agencies to ensure that their information technology systems are ready to handle the 60 million new identification cards the agency is preparing to send out to Medicare beneficiaries, including those dually eligible for both Medicaid and...
The new draft regulations designed to change how Medicare pays clinicians represent the most sweeping overhaul the CMS has made in a long time to the business of running a physician practice.
Two people with first-hand knowledge of Hillary Clinton's history on healthcare say she has done outstanding work in expanding coverage and research funding, and that the Clinton they know is nothing like the self-serving politician described by her critics.
With less than a year to go in the Obama administration's public-private push for better care management among primary-care providers, the CMS has rolled out a souped-up care-delivery model.
Studies continue to demonstrate that a strong supply of primary-care physicians is related to more effective delivery of preventive care and lower rates of mortality, emergency room visits and hospital admissions.
The CMS has finalized a rule that requires Medicaid and CHIP managed-care plans to provide the same level of benefits for mental health or substance-abuse treatment that they provide for medical and surgical care. The final rule largely dismisses criticism and suggestions made by plans and states.
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Politicians and policymakers often tout price transparency, comparison shopping, high-deductible health plans and other consumer-based approaches as answers to the nation's healthcare cost and access problems. But recent evidence suggests such solutions have severe limits.
The Obama administration supports a bipartisan bill that boosts states' ability to identify providers that have been banned from participating in Medicare or in another state's Medicaid program or the Children's Health Insurance Program.
States will have to file information about who is on their Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program rolls every month instead of quarterly under an extension of a plan to collect data. The goal is to better identify inadequate care as well as fraud, waste and abuse in order to increase...