CMS wants states to continue dual demos

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 02, 2017

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.

Judge tells CMS to hold off on subsidized pay rule for dialysis

Judge tells CMS to hold off on subsidized pay rule for dialysis

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 28, 2017

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.

CMS issues final rules for home health agencies

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  January 09, 2017

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.

Back-end technology remains a challenge for MACRA rollout

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 21, 2016

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.


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