In week six of the 2020 Open Enrollment, 1,005,673 people selected plans using the HealthCare.gov platform. As in past years, enrollment weeks are measured Sunday through Saturday. Consequently, the cumulative totals reported in this snapshot reflect one fewer day than last year.
On October 31, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2020.
Today, the Trump Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized changes to the Medicare rules for Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS), the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS), and the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP).
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the two agencies will compare information on questionable Veteran health care providers both in VA treatment facilities and through purchased care programs in their communities.
Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the Patients Over Paperwork Anniversary Event: “Patients Over Paperwork: A Journey Forward” (As prepared for delivery – October 29, 2019)
CMS Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program Results for Fiscal Year 2020
Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the HLTH Conference
(As prepared for delivery - October 27, 2019)