Medicare payments to home healthcare providers will be reduced by $60 million, or 0.3%, in 2015, according to the CMS. The agency issued a final rule Thursday detailing payment policies for agencies that care for homebound patients.
CMS officials say they're on track for a January 2015 release of sweeping new Medicaid managed-care regulations intended to ensure that beneficiaries get timely access to care and better integration of services.
Stephen Ubl became president and CEO in 2005 of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, a 270-member group representing manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products and medical information systems. Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice recently spoke with Ubl about the potential...
Reform latecomers: Afraid of getting left behind, big insurers expand exchange participation for 2015
Experts say insurers are entering more state exchanges in 2015 because they recognize the shift toward a more consumer-oriented market and they see the risk pool getting more balanced as enrollment grows.
The Republican GOP governor, who's trailing in the polls in his re-election contest, received CMS approval Aug. 28 for his Medicaid expansion plan.
One of Obamacare's biggest success stories this year was that millions of previously uninsured Americans got coverage through the law's expansion of Medicaid to low-income adults.
Although they work on a daily basis with dying patients and their grieving families, employees with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency consider their work to be life-affirming.
The CMS Innovation Center will spend $840 million in coming years to help doctors and hospitals do more to teach each other how to improve quality and cut wasteful practices.
The federal government will continue to fund an optional health insurance program for the working poor in 2016 with the methodology it used for 2015, according to a proposed notice from the CMS.
Medicare will begin initial coverage for a genetic prostate cancer test and will consider national coverage. A Medicare administrative contractor, Palmetto GBA, said it will pay for a diagnostic test that evaluates prostate cancer risk in men, and the nation's largest payer will reach out to...
The Obama administration plans to offer infrastructure loans to small and rural healthcare providers to participate in Medicare's program for accountable care organizations.
A report attacking the American Medical Association's annual recommendations to the CMS on physician pay claims the association wildly overestimates the time it takes specialists to perform their work.