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.
The CMS issued a two-year pass to physicians and group practices because of a glitch with quality reporting measures based on a recent update to the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes.
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.
Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt said that repeal of the Affordable Care Act without simultaneous replacement would paralyze providers and insurers.
The CMS has hit the brakes on enforcing a rule that prohibits nursing facilities from entering binding arbitration agreements before a dispute arises.
Providers are asking the CMS to withdraw a rule that would block billions in supplemental funding that helps safety net and Medicaid providers care for their poorest patients..
HHS' Office of Inspector General says the CMS has made significant progress on implementing Medicare's new payment framework for physicians. But the watchdog agency also named technology systems as a critical challenge still ahead.
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Providers say managing care and costs for patients eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid will allow ACOs to expand the services they offer.
New consumer-oriented websites will publish information about the quality of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals amid a broader push in healthcare to increase transparency about quality and engage patients in their care.
Various restraints on Medicare's recovery audit contractors severely limited their ability to rectify improper payments last year, but hospitals have long welcomed a slowdown in auditing activity.
Little known to the public, a group of public and private stakeholders convene annually to scrutinize measures that influence how large sums of taxpayer-funded healthcare dollars are spent.