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.
The CMS' star ratings have relied heavily on a single measure to determine how well hospitals perform on safety, which dramatically affected overall ratings, according to an analysis by Chicago's Rush University Medical Center.
In a letter to the CMS, the Leapfrog Group opposed a proposal to remove safety measures from two CMS quality reporting programs, arguing the move is a blow to transparency.
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.
The CMS said it needs additional time to analyze the impact proposed methodology changes have on hospitals in light of their concerns.
A focus on culture has allowed hospitals to repeat several times on the annual IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list.
Providers aren't using the standardized metrics and tech solutions needed to transition behavioral health into value-based pay models.
HHS officials outlined the agency's priorities, which include driving value-based care and pursuing deregulation.
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.
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.
Federal authorities have granted New Hampshire approval to impose work requirements for certain adult Medicaid recipients.
Some nursing homes worry that CMS' proposed Patient-Driven Payment Model may pay them less for treating Medicare patients.