The CMS updated its star ratings in December with a new formula, but a Modern Healthcare analysis shows specialty hospitals perform much better than major teaching hospitals even though they don't report all the measures.
Hospital lab personnel are asking the CMS to roll back a 2016 policy that allows nurses to analyze lab tests. The request comes as such tests become more complex and widely used.
Health insurance groups were guardedly relieved by the CMS' decision to block Idaho's move to allow noncompliant plans, as they feared other GOP-led states similarly would seek to unravel the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections.
After CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced plans to overhaul the federal electronic health record incentive programs, healthcare organizations are wondering how those plans will unfold and whether they'll meet the stated goal of boosting interoperability.
The CMS wants to partner with providers and others to create new quality measures that will track whether certain care is leading to better patient outcomes.
As required by the 21st Century Cures Act, the two agencies are meeting with clinicians and others to discuss the burdens that may arise from using EHRs.
The American Hospital Association urged the agency to provide more details on its newest voluntary bundled-payment model and to delay the deadline to apply so hospital leaders have more time to consider participating.
Congress' budget deal included several changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that experts say will motivate beneficiaries to be more proactive about their health.
The CMS' newest requirement for long-term care providers to have an antibiotic stewardship program has caused facilities to go through a significant culture change.
In an address to rural healthcare stakeholders, CMS Administrator Seema Verma promised more telehealth expansion, more information for patients and a "rural first" lens to policy.
Roughly 8 in 10 Medicaid beneficiaries live in working families. So who will be impacted by work requirements that states are trying to add to their Medicaid programs?
As healthcare grows more complex and technology-reliant in the push to value-based care, independent practice providers are looking to ACOs as a way to adapt to changes while also keeping their autonomy.