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CMS seeks information to reduce Stark law burden

CMS seeks information to reduce Stark law burden

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 20, 2018

The CMS has issued a request for information to review how it can reduce the burden around the controversial Stark law. Providers claim the law has slowed the move to value-based care.

Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement faces reckoning in court

Kentucky's Medicaid work requirement faces reckoning in court

By Harris Meyer  |  June 13, 2018

The outcome of a lawsuit challenging Kentucky's plan to establish a work requirement and other conditions on its Medicaid population could affect the fate of similar waivers approved by the CMS in Arkansas, Indiana and New Hampshire.

Hospital star-ratings release delayed by CMS

Hospital star-ratings release delayed by CMS

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 12, 2018

The CMS said it needs additional time to analyze the impact proposed methodology changes have on hospitals in light of their concerns.

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

By Maria Castellucci  |  May 22, 2018

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.

CMS unveils new rural health strategy

CMS unveils new rural health strategy

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 08, 2018

The CMS has released its first strategy to address rural healthcare disparities. Providers say it's a crucial first step to make sure their voices are heard on federal policy.

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