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CY 2020 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Policy Changes: Hospital Price Transparency Requirements (CMS-1717-F2)

On November 15, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized policies that follow directives in President Trump’s Executive Order, entitled “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First,” that lay the foundation for a patient-driven healthcare system by making prices for items and services provided by all hospitals in the United States more transparent for patients so that they can be more informed about what they might pay for hospital items and services.
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Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans

As directed by President Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare, today the Department of Health and Human Services is announcing that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing two rules that take historic steps to increase price transparency to empower patients and increase competition among all hospitals, group health plans and health insurance issuers in the individual and group markets.
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CMS Announces Approval of Groundbreaking Demonstration to Expand Access to Behavioral Health Treatment

District of Columbia first to access federal matching funds for critical tools to address both opioid crisis and serious mental illness
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Trump Administration takes Steps to Expand Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

The CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule (CMS-1715-F) establishes Medicare Coverage for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Services Furnished by Opioid Treatment Programs.
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Trump Administration Announces Opportunity for States to Participate in Wellness Program Demonstration Project

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), released an informational bulletin announcing the opportunity for 10 states to apply to participate in a wellness program demonstration project for their individual market.
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Trump Administration Makes CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapy Available to Medicare Beneficiaries Nationwide

Decision ensures consistency in access to the innovative new cancer therapy, and CMS is working closely with sister agencies to monitor outcomes for patients receiving the therapy
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