Coverage Leadership Legislation Quality
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.
On July 31, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates Medicare payment policies and rates for facilities under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS) and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Quality Reporting Program (IRF QRP) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. This final rule moves the agency closer to unified post-acute care payment and updates IRF payment rates as required by statute.
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), under the leadership of President Trump, announced that, for the third year in a row, the average basic premium for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, which cover prescription drugs that beneficiaries pick up at a pharmacy, is projected to decline.
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule [CMS-1718-F] for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Medicare payment rates and quality programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
Pilot program gives clinicians direct access to claims data, putting patients over paperwork and at the center of their care
Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the Blue Button Developer Conference (As prepared for delivery – July 30, 2019)
On July 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is finalizing a rule that further advances our continuing efforts to strengthen the Medicare program by better aligning payments for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) with t