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CMS needs to alert docs as it overhauls Medicare ID cards

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 22, 2017

As the CMS works to remove Social Security numbers from millions of Medicare ID cards, providers are calling on the agency to increase physician outreach efforts to alert them how billing under the program may change.

CMS delays expansion of bundled payment programs

CMS delays expansion of bundled payment programs

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  March 20, 2017

For now, it's a delay of three months, but the CMS is considering pushing back the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program and its cardiac bundles until 2018.

CMS to launch national campaign to promote coordinated-care program

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 14, 2017

Doctors may be unknowingly forgoing hundreds of millions in federal funding that would compensate them to better care for the sickest Medicare beneficiaries, and the CMS is launching a national campaign Wednesday to encourage physicians to take advantage of the funds.

Senate confirms Seema Verma to lead CMS

Senate confirms Seema Verma to lead CMS

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 13, 2017

The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Seema Verma as the next administrator for the CMS, an agency that spends around $1 trillion annually.

Changing how doctors get paid

Changing how doctors get paid

By Dave Barkholz  |  March 11, 2017

Hospitals and physician groups across the country are beefing up merit pay for quality and patient satisfaction in their physician compensation plans. But Geisinger Health System is doing something radically different.

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