The CMS wants to hear from physicians about potential revisions to evaluation and management visit codes.
The CMS will now cover diagnostic laboratory tests using gene sequencing technology for Medicare cancer patients. The agency said the tests can help patients and their oncologists make better treatment decisions.
The CMS wants feedback about how to best establish a unified appeals process and more integrated care experience for patients eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
The CMS updated its star ratings in December with a new formula, but a Modern Healthcare analysis shows specialty hospitals perform much better than major teaching hospitals even though they don't report all the measures.
A new study shows that heart attack patients fared better when hospitals spent more on their care. Clinicians hope that information will convince the CMS to drop plans to penalize them for high costs of care.
The CMS punted on a question from hospitals about how the agency will update its pay strategy for the Care for Joint Replacement model now that knee replacements can take place in outpatient settings. Providers say the uncertainty is causing them to worry over finances.
The CMS is planning to block a UnityPoint Health hospital in Madison, Wis., from billing Medicare after uncovering multiple instances of infants being injured.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar says that value-based care continues to be a key priority for the Trump administration. The announcement pleased policy insiders who worried that the agency was reversing course to fee-for-service.
Going months without significant aid or support, hospitals in Puerto Rico have had to mostly go it alone in terms of their recovery efforts. But the way forward seems to provide a ray of hope that could lead to a revamping of the health system.
A troubling trend of claim denials by Medicare contractors for inpatient rehab may stop thanks to a new CMS guidance that alters how such claims should be reviewed.
The most recent data from the National Resident Matching Program show that of the 139 geriatric fellowship programs for the 2018 appointment year, just 35 were filled.
Docs in ACOs want to continue to stay in the model without facing downside risk. If the CMS agrees, policy insiders say that could stunt the chances of the care model generating significant Medicare savings.