CMS projects higher healthcare spending growth through 2024

CMS projects higher healthcare spending growth through 2024

By Bob Herman  |  July 28, 2015

The historically low growth rates of national health spending over the last several years may be history. CMS officials say the Affordable Care Act's insurance expansion, an improving economy, an aging population and expensive new drugs are pushing up health costs once again.

CMS streamlines Medicaid waiver renewal process

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 27, 2015

The CMS has taken steps to ensure transparency and timely renewal of Medicaid demonstration waivers via new guidance. This comes weeks after facing congressional criticism and scrutiny over its oversight of the program. The agency also announced it's creating new ways for states to use 1115 waivers...

Editorial: Think big on healthcare finance reform

Editorial: Think big on healthcare finance reform

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 25, 2015

The United States finances healthcare through a confusing hodgepodge of payment programs that send distorted signals to employers, insurers, providers and the general public.

Senate panel seeks Stage 3 meaningful-use delay

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 25, 2015

A key Senate leader said his committee will push to delay implementation of the Obama administration's Stage 3 rules for meaningful use of electronic health records.

CMS unveils quality initiatives

By Virgil Dickson and Sabriya Rice  |  July 18, 2015

The Obama administration took two major steps last week to improve the quality of long-term care.

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