The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department will pay DaVita $538 million to settle allegations it underpaid the dialysis provider for services from 2005 to 2011.
The CMS is asking states if they wish to continue in a large-scale test to better manage benefits and care for low-income and disabled Americans.
A U.S. District Court judge in Texas ordered the CMS to hold off on a final rule requiring dialysis centers that help patients pay private insurance premiums to disclose what plans in their region pay for and how that compares to Medicaid and Medicare.
A District Court judge in Texas ordered the CMS to hold off on a final rule requiring dialysis centers that help patients pay private insurance premiums to disclose what plans in their region pay for and how that compares to Medicaid and Medicare.
In a final decision on coverage for leadless pacemakers, the CMS met physicians halfway, not giving them unconditional coverage, but certainly expanding what Medicare will pay for.
Healthcare leaders must collaborate to ensure the patient-doctor relationship is preserved and care quality continues to improve as changes in clinical standards and government affect the way medicine is practiced.
The CMS issued a two-year pass to physicians and group practices because of a glitch with quality reporting measures based on a recent update to the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes.
In setting standards for home health agencies to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, the federal agency took steps to bolster patients' rights and drive coordinated, patient-centered care.
Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt said that repeal of the Affordable Care Act without simultaneous replacement would paralyze providers and insurers.
The CMS has hit the brakes on enforcing a rule that prohibits nursing facilities from entering binding arbitration agreements before a dispute arises.
Providers are asking the CMS to withdraw a rule that would block billions in supplemental funding that helps safety net and Medicaid providers care for their poorest patients..
HHS' Office of Inspector General says the CMS has made significant progress on implementing Medicare's new payment framework for physicians. But the watchdog agency also named technology systems as a critical challenge still ahead.