The CMS wants to launch a study this spring to track the burdens associated with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and how it can address them.
Docs in ACOs want to continue to stay in the model without facing downside risk. If the CMS agrees, policy insiders say that could stunt the chances of the care model generating significant Medicare savings.
A major liberal policy group is raising the ante in the healthcare debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.
But physicians still aren't flocking to a CMS program aimed at coordinating care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions.
President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint includes a 21% reduction in HHS' overall budget. Beyond cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, smaller programs would also see their funding shrink.
Community health centers are a powerful player in the towns they serve, and some hospitals are finding themselves on a collision course of competition. In an increasingly complex landscape, can these two uneasy bedfellows make peace?
The CMS has finalized major revisions to its implantable cardiac devices coverage policy to give patients faster access to the treatments. The reimbursement policies hadn't been updated since 2005.
The CMS expects millions of young, healthy and high-income people will choose to lose insurance as a result of Congress' repeal of the penalty for not being covered.
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 lower reimbursements are a challenge in rural communities with high Medicare Advantage penetration.
The Bipartisan Budget Act, passed early Friday following a short-lived government shutdown, includes Congress' most significant healthcare legislation since the 21st Century Cures Act.