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CMS seeks greater authority to vet Medicare Advantage networks

CMS seeks greater authority to vet Medicare Advantage networks

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 20, 2017

The CMS plans to request greater authority from the White House to ensure Medicare Advantage plans have adequate provider networks. Currently, the agency has limits on how frequently it can review plans for compliance with federal standards.

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

By Associated Press  |  July 20, 2017

President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage.

CMS pushing forward with Medicaid managed-care rule

CMS pushing forward with Medicaid managed-care rule

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 06, 2017

Despite promises to shift more regulatory autonomy to the states, the Trump administration is letting some controversial Obama-era Medicaid managed-care rules stand.

Private accreditors balk at CMS proposal to make reports public

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 08, 2017

The CMS has proposed requiring private accreditors like the Joint Commission to release reports publicly. But these accreditors dislike the rule, arguing it won't improve transparency and it'll be costly to implement.

Providers urge delay of home health rule

Providers urge delay of home health rule

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 27, 2017

Providers are hoping CMS will move forward with its proposed six-month delay for home health agencies to implement a final rule aimed at improving their operations and patient care.

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