CMS issues final rules for home health agencies

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  January 09, 2017

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.

Back-end technology remains a challenge for MACRA rollout

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 21, 2016

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.

CMS launches two new Compare websites for patients

CMS launches two new Compare websites for patients

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  December 14, 2016

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.

Review of CMS quality metrics kicks off

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  December 07, 2016

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.

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