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.
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule with comment period [CMS-1711-FC] that finalizes routine updates to the home health payment rates for calendar year (CY) 2020, in accordance with existing statutory and regulatory requirements.
Today, consistent with the direction of President Trump’s Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized significant changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS), including a new home infusion therapy benefit that builds on the historic steps we have already taken to strengthen and protect the Medicare program by increasing choices and empowering patients.
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
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 HLTH Conference
(As prepared for delivery - October 27, 2019)