The CMS' proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage program and Medicare prescription drug plans aim to reduce opioid abuse among seniors and dual-eligibles and lessen regulatory burdens for Advantage plans.
A new JAMA study found that as hospitals reduced readmission rates for heart failure patients as part of the CMS' readmissions program, mortality rates for those patients rose.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma last week left no doubt: she wants to give states the keys to their Medicaid programs. But change won't come easily.
Some providers say the CMS is sending mixed messages on regulatory relief on the shift to value-based care.
In the movement to value-based care, top-rated hospitals for heart care are investing in strategies that aim to address every aspect of the care continuum, inside and outside the inpatient setting.
Medicaid directors from around the country are eagerly waiting to hear CMS Administrator Seema Verma speak about her agency's willingness to give them more flexibility in how their programs are run.
About 57% of hospitals will earn Medicare bonuses for 2018 under the Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program, new CMS data show. The results are a slight improvement from 2017.
Although Medicare accountable care organizations generated $652 million in savings last year, the CMS still took a loss on the program as most ACOs were unprepared to take on riskier contracts.
The Trump administration hopes to relax ACA rules and expand state authority as much as possible through administrative action, following the collapse of congressional GOP efforts to make such changes legislatively.
The CMS proposed a rule late Friday aimed at giving states more flexibility in stabilizing the Affordable Care Act exchanges and interpreting the law's essential health benefits.
The CMS has launched an initiative that it hopes will lead to less provider regulation, allowing doctors to spend more time with patients.
Data released Wednesday reveal that the number of 2018 Medicare Advantage plans that performed well in the CMS' star-ratings program dropped slightly from 2017. At the same time, the amount of insurers that receive certain ratings hasn't changed significantly in recent years.