The CMS is exploring how to levy excess readmission penalties fairly on hospitals, based on their patient population.
The Trump administration wants to hear comments on restrictions that the Affordable Care Act placed on physician-owned hospitals.
Hospital reimbursement from Medicare could potentially decrease by $250 billion over a 15-year period under MACRA, according to a new study.
The vendor would be responsible for data on HealthCare.gov, which has been criticized for not properly securing personal information.
The CMS has lifted the threat of canceling Medicare and Medicaid contracts at Greenville (S.C.) Memorial Hospital after the hospital made needed improvements to emergency room processes and staffing.
Consumers' Choice Health Insurance Co., the failed insurance co-op for South Carolina, has sued the federal government, alleging it's illegally trying to collect loan repayments from the co-op.
The CMS is proposing a $3 billion raise to inpatient hospitals in fiscal year 2018. The agency also plans to change the way it reimburses uncompensated care—a move that's been panned by the hospital industry.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma will not weigh in on any decisions involving Medicaid waivers from Indiana and Iowa. These two states paid her to help tweak their Medicaid programs when she was an industry consultant.
The White House sent a memo to all federal agencies to make sweeping personnel cuts over the next year. Efforts by HHS to release data on the impact of federal health programs are expected to be harmed as a result.
The CMS Innovation Center last week said it will give up to $120 million to 32 organizations selected to participate in its Accountable Health Communities model.
Under the Accountable Health Communities model, organizations will test ways to improve collaboration between healthcare providers and the local community and better address the social determinants of health.
Anthem may abandon many of the 14 states in which it provides individual insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.