Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget does not include funding for the state's effort to have private plans better coordinate care for people dual-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The program failed to show evidence of saving money.
The agency said Wednesday that 359,000 clinicians would participate in four alternative payment models, including accountable care organizations, in 2017.
More than 11.8 million Medicare beneficiaries have received discounts topping $26.8 billion, or an average of $2,272 per person, on prescription drugs since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, the HHS reports.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission wants hospitals and doctors to get raises in 2018. Ambulatory surgery centers, skilled-nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities should get no increases.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Thursday approved measures to increase payments to Medicare Advantage plans, potentially increasing federal spending by as much as $10 billion over five years.
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.
The Indian Health Service is seeking a new quality chief to implement remediation programs at agency facilities, many of which it admits are delivering poor quality care to the nation's native American population.
Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem overcharged Medicare at least $4.1 million over two years, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General.
Drug spending for some Medicare beneficiaries has increased at an alarming rate, a new federal report finds.
The CMS has hit the brakes on enforcing a rule that prohibits nursing facilities from entering binding arbitration agreements before a dispute arises.
Hospitals and health systems face the prospect of growing uncompensated care costs following the looming repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its Medicaid expansion.
Senate and House Democrats, led by Bernie Sanders, are calling on the President-elect to veto any legislation that would slash funds for Medicare and Medicaid.