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Affordable Care Act payment model saves more than $25 million in first performance year

June
18

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced positive and promising results from the first performance year of the Independence at Home Demonstration, including both higher quality care and lower Medicare expenditures.    

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Administration increases transparency for consumers shopping for health insurance coverage

June
12

The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury today issued final regulations to make it easier for people and employers to compare their options when shopping for and renewing health insurance coverage.  These rules also implement streamlined processes to help health insurance issuers and group health plans provide consumers easy to understand information. 

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Medicare and Medicaid 50th Anniversary Count Down

June
10

Washington, D.C. – This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Amendments to the Social Security Act that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Over the next 50 days, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will recognize the impact these two programs have had in transforming our nation’s health care system. By sharing daily facts and posts on Twitter (@cmsgov) and Medicaid.gov, CMS will highlight people, places, and progress that represent the Medicare and Medicaid programs as we know today.

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CMS finalizes rules for Medicare Shared Savings Program

June
04

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released a final rule updating the Medicare Shared Savings Program to encourage the delivery of high-quality care for Medicare beneficiaries and build on the early successes of the program and of the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model.  This final rule is an effort to provide support for the care provider community in creating a delivery system with better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.

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CMS announces entrepreneurs and innovators to access Medicare data

June
02

Today at Health Datapalooza, the acting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Andy Slavitt, announced a new policy that for the first time will allow innovators and entrepreneurs to access CMS data, such as Medicare claims. As part of the Administration’s commitment to use of data and information to drive transformation of the healthcare delivery system, CMS will allow innovators and entrepreneurs to conduct approved research that will ultimately improve care and provide better tools that should benefit health care consumers through a greater understanding of what the data says works best in health care.

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