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Trump's CMS pick is viewed as both patient advocate and foe

Trump's CMS pick is viewed as both patient advocate and foe

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 29, 2016

Verma has supported charging premiums to individuals above and below the poverty line and freezing beneficiaries out of coverage if they don't pay. But she could prove to be a knowledgeable ally to states looking to better control their Medicaid dollars.

CMS launches online tool to facilitate MACRA compliance

CMS launches online tool to facilitate MACRA compliance

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 19, 2016

The tool is an application program interface, or API, that will allow physicians and their practices to build software that enables sharing of quality measure data for MACRA.

Trump picks 'A-team' for healthcare transition as ACA repeal looms

Trump picks 'A-team' for healthcare transition as ACA repeal looms

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 12, 2016

Sources say President-elect Donald Trump's transition team for HHS will be led by Andrew Bremberg, who worked at the agency under President George W. Bush and was an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and during Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's presidential bid.

Obamacare enrollments surge in wake of Trump's election

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 12, 2016

HHS last week reported a surge in people enrolling for coverage on the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange on the day after Donald Trump, who said repealing the law is a main priority, was elected into the presidency.

How failure helped birth an effective post-discharge monitoring tool

How failure helped birth an effective post-discharge monitoring tool

By Lisa Ward  |  November 12, 2016

Services like HealthLoop are increasingly in demand as Medicare changes its payment system to encourage hospitals to become more responsible for patients' clinical and financial outcomes over the entire episode of care—that is from the time they were admitted to the hospital until 90 days...

Will value-based payment initiatives continue under Trump?

Will value-based payment initiatives continue under Trump?

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump's promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to also undo widespread efforts to nudge the U.S. healthcare system toward value-based payment, including experiments devised by the ACA-funded CMS Innovation Center.

Where Clinton and Trump stand on healthcare policy

Where Clinton and Trump stand on healthcare policy

By Harris Meyer  |  November 07, 2016

Today's elections surely won't end the eight-year political war over the shape of the U.S. healthcare system. But the ballot results likely will determine whether the changes driven by the ACA continue in the same direction or the system returns to its previous, less-regulated form.

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