Healthcare providers have mixed responses to the administration's aggressive linkage of uncompensated-care funding to Medicaid expansion. Hospital leaders in Florida, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas strongly support Medicaid expansion but don't want to risk losing the money.
WASHINGTON—The CMS paid out more than $380 million in incentive payments through its Physician Quality Reporting System and electronic-prescribing incentive programs, but more than 400,000 providers chose to accept pay cuts rather than participate in the quality reporting system.
The CMS would give inpatient psychiatric facilities a 1.6% rate increase from Medicare in fiscal 2016 under a proposed rule issued Friday.
The CMS wants to tweak Medicare's hospital quality- and safety-reporting requirements as part of its 2016 inpatient rate proposal.
Policy experts have worried that lower-income people would get bumped back and forth between Medicaid and exchange plans under the Affordable Care Act. But a Modern Healthcare survey of exchanges and insurers suggests such disruption has been modest so far.
Dr. Dan Rahn is chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the state's only comprehensive academic medical center. Modern Healthcare spoke with Rahn about how Medicaid expansion has affected his center, the uncertain political prospects for preserving the expansion, and how his...
The CMS is proposing that inpatient psychiatric facilities get a 1.6% rate increase from Medicare in fiscal 2016 under a proposed rule from the federal agency issued Friday.
The CMS paid out more than $380 million in incentive payments through its physician quality-reporting system and electronic-prescribing incentive programs, but more than 400,000 providers accepted pay cuts rather than participate.
Inpatient rehabilitation facilities would get a 1.7% rate increase from Medicare in fiscal 2016 under a proposed rule the CMS issued Thursday.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to sue the CMS, accusing the agency of unconstitutionally trying to force the state to expand Medicaid by ending funding that now helps Florida hospitals pay for uncompensated care for low-income and uninsured patients.
Most health policy observers don't expect the bipartisan bonhomie in Congress surrounding last week's enactment of the Medicare physician payment-reform package to last.
Data Points for the week of April 20, 2015, covered the following topics: Healthcare costs, Medicaid, CHIP, foreign-educated nurses, prescriptions for Medicaid beneficiaries