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CMS Announces Upcoming Enhancement of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings

Stakeholder, public feedback to help shape potential enhancements to the Overall Star Ratings on Hospital Compare in 2021
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Speech: Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the Federation of American Hospitals 2019 Public Policy Conference

Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the Federation of American Hospitals 2019 Public Policy Conference
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CMS Updates Consumer Resources for Comparing Hospital Quality

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated hospital performance data on the Hospital Compare website and on data.medicare.gov to empower patients, families, and stakeholders with important information they need to compare hospitals and make informed healthcare decisions.
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CMS Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program Results for Fiscal Year 2019

The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program adjusts what Medicare pays hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) based on the quality of inpatient care the hospitals provide to patients.
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CMS finalizes Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System changes for 2019 (CMS-1695-FC)

On November 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized changes that removes unnecessary and inefficient payment differences between certain provider and supplier types so patients can have more affordable choices and options. The final rule with comment period updates and revises policies under the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System.
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CMS Finalizes Rule that Encourages More Choices and Lower Costs for Seniors

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that strengthens the Medicare program by providing seniors more choices and lower cost options in making the best decisions on their care. The policies adopted in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System final rule with comment period will help lay the foundation for a patient-driven healthcare system.
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Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System Final Rule (CMS-1694-F)

On August 2, 2018, CMS issued a final rule to help empower patients through better access to hospital price information, improve the use of electronic health records, and make it easier for providers to spend time with their patients.
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