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.
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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).
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.