More than 150 lawmakers signed on to a letter saying the agency's mandatory demonstration programs threaten quality of care and overstep the agency's authority.
The CMS drew the ire of the medical community when it proposed that physicians and surgeons code every 10 minutes of their time. This is why the agency did it.
A new CMS rule will bar nursing homes from compelling residents to settle disputes in arbitration as a condition of admission and introduces new requirements aimed at improving the quality of care and reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions.
Even though Mayo Clinic has been ahead of the curve in studying how to measure and reward value in healthcare delivery, it isn't immune to challenges such as physician burnout and the mounting pressure to reduce costs and adopt value-based payment models. Mayo President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last week unveiled a bill that would prevent a government shutdown and provide more than $1 billion to battle the Zika virus.
The state’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey, wants to transition Arizona from a traditional Medicaid expansion put in place by his predecessor to a more conservative one.
The U.S. is in the midst of a major push to pay for healthcare on the basis of quality over quantity, and bundled payments are regarded as an especially promising model. Medicare's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, which began in April and is mandatory for 800 hospitals in 67...
Both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have reportedly tapped policy experts with some healthcare experience for their transition teams.
The CMS is teaming up with state Medicaid directors to set guidelines for managed Medicaid plans to ensure network adequacy.
From 2010 to 2015, readmission rates among Medicare beneficiaries fell in Washington, D.C., and every state but one, the CMS reported. But don't be surprised if the pace of improvement slows.
In the three years since the FDA published final regulations on a unique device identifier system, most manufacturers and distributors have successfully started phasing in UDIs for their products. But few healthcare providers are able to take full advantage of the data.
The CMS this week will wrap up its request for information on cases where healthcare providers steer eligible patients away from Medicaid and Medicare and into private plans, often on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, in order to receive higher payment rates.