Multiple medical associations blasted a value based payment system created by MACRA for potentially causing harm to patients and sparking millions of dollars in financial penalties for providers.
Providers are eager to find ways to reduce readmissions, but two new post-acute discharge-related CMS measures don't appear to be the solution.
As the Trump administration and some in Congress whittle away at the Affordable Care Act, blue states are filling in gaps in an attempt to bolster their markets. Others are picking up chainsaws.
The CMS gave states and health insurers more flexibility toward reducing regulatory burdens in the individual and small-group health insurance markets in a final rule issued late Monday.
CMS penalties more likely for hospitals with large minority populations despite better readmission rates
Hospitals serving large populations of minority patients were more likely to be penalized under the CMS' readmissions program even though they made greater reductions in readmission rates compared to their peers.
Although the initial results from the family experience surveys on Hospice Compare show overall strong performance, experts say a low-response rate could be tilting results higher.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his state can't afford to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income adults, but two new reports show the cost of expansion for states is lower than critics claim.
Risk-averse accountable care organizations are the largest reason why the federal government hasn't yet been able to profit from the program, and they have cost the CMS $384 million in three years, according to a new report.
The National Quality Forum's Measure Applications Partnership pushed back against the CMS on some of the agency's tactics to remove quality measures as part of its 2018 guidance to HHS.
Janet Vogel will take over the post from Chris Wlaschin. Vogel was deputy chief information officer at the CMS, where she's spent more than 15 years.
No One Is Free From Harm: Applying lessons from perfect patient care to broader quality and safety improvement
As part of an in-depth series, "No One Is Free From Harm," Dr. Don Berwick recalls when his youngest brother David almost died last March when a fever escalated to a raging case of sepsis from Legionnaire's disease. His organs began to fail, and the academic medical center where he had been...
CMS' risk-adjustment changes under the Next Generation ACO Model sparked concerns from some ACOs that they couldn't make money under the program.