Seema Verma, the Indiana consultant who injected personal responsibility requirements and health savings accounts into that state's Medicaid program, deserves a shot at working with other states that want to redesign their programs.
Seema Verma, the nominee to lead the CMS, may claw back parts of a rule that overhauled managed Medicaid programs. She also opposes turning Medicare into a voucher program and thinks rural providers shouldn't participate in alternative payment models.
Health expenditures are projected to grow 5.6% a year over the next decade. The numbers affirm previous predictions that spending growth would accelerate because of the ACA's coverage expansions, an aging population and expensive new drugs.
Seema Verma will need clearance from the HHS office of ethics before she can weigh in on any decisions involving states that paid her to help tweak their Medicaid programs.
This may be the week Republicans start putting policy details behind their rhetoric on repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
Health plans could lose money if the CMS doesn't increase its oversight over managed long-term supports and services programs, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.
For the past two years, Marilyn Tavenner, who had bipartisan support when selected by President Barack Obama to run the CMS, has served as CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, the leading trade association for health insurers.
The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department will pay DaVita $538 million to settle allegations it underpaid the dialysis provider for services from 2005 to 2011.
The CMS is asking states if they wish to continue in a large-scale test to better manage benefits and care for low-income and disabled Americans.
A U.S. District Court judge in Texas ordered the CMS to hold off on a final rule requiring dialysis centers that help patients pay private insurance premiums to disclose what plans in their region pay for and how that compares to Medicaid and Medicare.
A District Court judge in Texas ordered the CMS to hold off on a final rule requiring dialysis centers that help patients pay private insurance premiums to disclose what plans in their region pay for and how that compares to Medicaid and Medicare.
Healthcare leaders must collaborate to ensure the patient-doctor relationship is preserved and care quality continues to improve as changes in clinical standards and government affect the way medicine is practiced.