The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued guidance to states today regarding how they should determine certain sponsored immigrants’ eligibility for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Eligibility & enrollment Medicaid & CHIP
Decision ensures consistency in access to the innovative new cancer therapy, and CMS is working closely with sister agencies to monitor outcomes for patients receiving the therapy
New Medicaid Drug Utilization Review standards build on existing state activities to encourage appropriate use of opioids and other medications.
On August 2, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that reflects the agency’s efforts to transform the healthcare delivery system through competition and innovation to provide patients with better value and results. The final rule will update Medicare payment policies for hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020.
Historic changes to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System mean better quality and access
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1714-F) that demonstrates continued commitment to strengthening Medicare by better aligning the hospice payment rates with the costs of providing care and increasing transparency so patients can make more informed choices.
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.