Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a streamlined survey and certification process for psychiatric hospitals, delivering on the Agency’s “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative.
Every week during Open Enrollment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will release enrollment snapshots for the HealthCare.gov platform, which is used by the Federally-facilitated Exchanges, the State Partnership Exchanges, and some State-based Exchanges. Week 3 captures enrollment figures for Nov 11-17, 2018.
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced upcoming efforts to support better care and outcomes for nursing home residents under the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP). This three-year initiative aims to improve residents’ quality of life by equipping nursing home staff, administrators and stakeholders with technical tools and assistance to enhance resident care.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) established payment adjustments under Medicare for eligible hospitals that are not meaningful users of Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology. As of April 2018, CMS changed the name of this
CMS has implemented several initiatives to address improper payments, resulting in this being the first year in improper payment reporting history that the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS), Medicare Part C, Medicare Part D, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program achieved reductions in all five programs’ improper payment rates.
Administrator Seema Verma's remarks regarding telehealth given at the Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the Alliance for Connected Care Telehealth Policy Forum for Health Systems (As prepared for delivery – November 15, 2018)
Administrator Seema Verma's remarks regarding CMS’ drug pricing efforts given at the Biopharma Congress (As prepared for delivery – November 14, 2018)