The Trump administration is looking at new risk structures, including direct provider contracting, to drive cost-saving behavior in the healthcare industry. But CMMI Director Adam Boehler said that won't dent the Medicare Advantage business.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage's top health official and vocal Medicaid expansion critic Mary Mayhew has been named as director of Medicaid and CHIP at the CMS.
The CMS is seeking input on whether it should expand Medicare coverage for blood pressure monitoring devices. Up to 55% of the Medicare population has hypertension, according to federal data.
The CMS is implementing federal laws giving it authority to impose hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines on nursing home staffers who don't report crimes and to require state Medicaid agencies to launch systems tracking personal care services.
Recent changes to the CMS' Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program will result in smaller penalties at teaching and community hospitals and larger penalties at specialty hospitals, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis.
Modern Healthcare has rounded up web-exclusive stories centered around the idea of how a change in operations can be, for better or worse, transformative to the care delivered.
A roundup of recent coverage of Medicaid work requirements and expansion in select states sheds light on the current state of work requirements in the U.S.
The HHS vs. providers' billion-dollar fight over Medicare will head to the Supreme Court this term.
Two top Democrats on the House Oversight Committee want to subpoena the Trump administration's documents around its Medicaid work requirement policy. HHS officials haven't responded to their previous requests for information.
The CMS wants to buck a trend of hospitals denying patient transfers from ambulatory surgery centers. The proposal is part of a broader effort to reduce providers' administrative burdens and improve access to care.
In 2017, the CMS' quality improvement organizations reported progress on a number of fronts in improving care for Medicare beneficiaries.
The Medicare Shared Savings Program generated $1.84 billion in savings over three years, which is nearly twice the savings CMS data show, according to a new study commissioned by the National Association of ACOs.