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CMS Finalizes Policies that Reduce Provider Burden, Lower Drug Prices
2018 Quality Payment Program and Physician Fee Schedule finalized

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On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2018.
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CMS Finalizes Policies that Lower Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs and Increase Access to High-Quality Care
2018 Medicare Annual Payment Rules Finalized for Outpatient Hospital Departments, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, and Home Health settings

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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1672-F) that updates the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHAs) serving Medicare beneficiaries.
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CMS announces new Medicaid policy to combat the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment options

Approves demonstrations in both New Jersey and Utah

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CMS Issues Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and Quality Reporting Programs Changes for 2018 (CMS-1678-FC)