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2016 Press releases

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Date Title
2016-01-21 CMS Finalizes ACA Rule to Save Taxpayers Billions
2016-01-26 CMS Releases Guide to Preventing Readmissions among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries
2016-01-28 CMS Releases First Ever Home Health Patient Experience of Care Star Ratings
2016-01-28 CMS Announces Proposed Improvements to Medicare Shared Savings Program
2016-01-29 New Proposal to Give Providers and Employers Access to Information to Drive Quality and Patient Care Improvement
2016-02-08 More than 10 million people with Medicare have saved over $20 billion on prescription drugs since 2010
2016-02-16 CMS and major commercial health plans, in concert with physician groups and other stakeholders, announce alignment and simplification of quality measures
2016-02-19 CMS proposes 2017 payment and policy updates for Medicare Health and Drug Plans
2016-02-22 CMS publishes Medicare Fee-for-Service Provider & Supplier Lists
2016-02-29 CMS Finalizes Improvements for the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace
2016-03-08 CMS proposes to test new Medicare Part B prescription drug models to improve quality of care and deliver better value for Medicare beneficiaries
2016-03-09 CMS releases Skilled Nursing Facility utilization and payment data
2016-03-17 CMS Releases Interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool
2016-03-24 CMS Launches New Effort to Improve Care for Nursing Facility Residents
2016-03-29 CMS finalizes mental health and substance use disorder parity rule for Medicaid and CHIP
2016-04-04 CMS finalizes 2017 payment and policy updates for Medicare Health and Drug Plans
2016-04-06 Departments Finalize New Version of the Summary of Benefits and Coverage
2016-04-11 CMS launches largest-ever multi-payer initiative to improve primary care in America
2016-04-19 CMS releases Medicare Advantage quality data for racial and ethnic minorities
2016-04-27 CMS Adds New Quality Measures to Nursing Home Compare
2016-05-03 CMS Publishes Final Rule on Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities
2016-05-05 Updates to Data Initiatives Increase Transparency of the Medicare Program
2016-06-06 Medicare Makes Enhancements to the Shared Savings Program to Strengthen Incentives for Quality Care
2016-06-13 CMS Proposes Rule to Improve Health Equity and Care Quality in Hospitals
2016-06-15 CMS Announces $22 Million in Affordable Care Act Funding for State Insurance Departments
2016-06-17 Medicare Will Use Private Payor Prices to Set Payment Rates for Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Starting in 2018
2016-06-22 Medicare Trustees Report Shows Continued Slow Cost Growth
2016-06-30 CMS’ Open Payments Program Posts 2015 Financial Data
2016-06-30 Expansion of Hepatitis C Drug Coverage in Massachusetts
2016-07-01 CMS Finalizes Rule Giving Providers and Employers Improved Access to Information for Better Patient Care
2016-07-06 CMS Proposes Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Changes to Better Support Physicians and Improve Patient Care
2016-07-07 Medicare Proposes Substantial Improvements to Paying for Care Coordination and Planning, Primary Care, and Mental Health in Doctor Payment Rule
2016-07-12 Median Marketplace Deductible only $850
2016-07-13 2015-2025 Projections of National Health Expenditures Data Released
2016-07-21 Medicare announces participants for a new initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes
2016-07-25 CMS approves Arizona’s plan to re-open CHIP program
2016-07-29 Medicare projects relatively stable average prescription drug premiums in 2017
2016-07-29 CMS extends, expands fraud-fighting enrollment moratoria efforts in six states
2016-08-01 CMS announces next phase in largest-ever initiative to improve primary care in America
2016-08-04 Medicare announces participants in effort to improve access, quality of care in rural areas
2016-08-09 Affordable Care Act payment model continues to improve care, lower costs
2016-08-10 CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings
2016-08-18 CMS releases new prescription drug cost data
2016-08-18 CMS examines inappropriate steering of people eligible for Medicare or Medicaid into Marketplace plans
2016-08-25 Physicians and health care providers continue to improve quality of care, lower costs
2016-08-29 CMS proposes new standards to strengthen the Marketplace for 2018
2016-09-06 CMS awards consumer assistance funding to support 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment
2016-09-08 CMS finalizes rule to bolster emergency preparedness of certain facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid
2016-09-22 Medicare Advantage premiums remain stable in 2017; beneficiaries have saved over $23.5 billion on prescription drugs
2016-09-27 Administration launches new campaign to enroll young adults during Open Enrollment
2016-09-28 CMS finalizes improvements in care, safety, and consumer protections for long-term care facility residents
2016-09-29 CMS awards $347 million to continue progress toward a safer health care system
2016-10-03 AHRQ, CMS Award $13 Million to Test and Implement New Children’s Quality Measures
2016-10-03 CMS Awards $300,000 to the Greater Flint Health Coalition to Help Reduce the Number of Uninsured Children in Flint, Michigan
2016-10-04 CMS selects Quality Improvement Organization to support quality improvement at Indian Health Service hospitals
2016-10-06 CMS releases new data to increase transparency on Medicare hospice payments and the Third Release of the Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool
2016-10-13 CMS announces new initiative to increase clinician engagement
2016-10-13 CMS Details Outreach Campaign Strategy for Open Enrollment 2017
2016-10-21 Hospital Compare is updated with Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Hospital Data
2016-10-25 CMS announces additional opportunities for clinicians to join innovative care approaches under the Quality Payment Program
2016-10-26 Vermont All-Payer ACO Model joins growing state-based efforts to deliver better health care, reduce costs
2016-10-27 CMS Announces Target Markets for Open Enrollment 2017
2016-11-01 CMS Finalizes Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Changes to Better Support Hospitals and Physicians and Improve Patient Care
2016-11-02 Medicare finalizes substantial improvements that focus on primary care, mental health, and diabetes prevention
2016-11-03 CMS publishes proposed rule on Fire Safety Requirements for Applicable Dialysis Facilities
2016-11-09 CMS Announces $66.1 Million to Support Zika Prevention & Treatment Services
2016-11-10 CMS and Indian Health Service expand collaboration to improve health care in hospitals
2016-11-10 2017 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles Announced
2016-11-17 CMS launches new online tool to make Quality Payment Program easier for clinicians
2016-12-02 CMS Releases 2015 National Health Expenditures
2016-12-15 CMS announces additional opportunities for clinicians under the Quality Payment Program
2016-12-15 Medicare-Medicaid ACO Model joins growing number of state-based efforts to improve quality of care, lower costs
2016-12-16 CMS Finalizes Rules for the Health Insurance Marketplace, Improving Stability