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Better Care, Smarter Spending, Healthier People: Improving Our Health Care Delivery System

Improving the quality and affordability of care received by Americans is, alongside increasing access to it, a core pillar of the Affordable Care Act.
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CMS ADOPTS POLICY, PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR SERVICES IN HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that most hospitals will receive an inflation update of 2.1 percent in their payment rates for services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries in outpatient departments.
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MEDICARE LAUNCHES MISSISSIPPI HEALTH FIRST COLLABORATIVE FOR DIABETES CARE IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS

A statewide effort to improve care for patients with diabetes across Mississippi, particularly for patients considered to be “medically underserved ,” is being announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  The initiative is called the Mississippi Health First Collaborative.
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CMS PROPOSES NEW PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR RENAL DIALYSIS FACILITIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed a new prospective payment system (PPS) for facilities that provide dialysis services to Medicare beneficiaries who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD). 
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CMS ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL SITE FOR DEMONSTRATION FOR BENEFICIARIES WITH END STAGE RENAL DISEASE

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected an additional organization, Evercare of Georgia, a United Healthcare product, to participate in a new demonstration that will increase the opportunity for Medicare beneficiaries with end stage renal disease (ESRD) to join managed care plans.
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CMS ANNOUNCES FOR DEMONSTRATION SITES FOR BENEFICIARIES WITH END STAGE RENAL DISEASE

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected two organizations to participate in a new demonstration that will increase the opportunity for Medicare beneficiaries with end stage renal disease (ESRD) to join managed care plans.
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MEDICARE ANNOUNCES NEW PREVENTIVE BENEFITS AND PHYSICIAN PAYMENT INCREASES IN FINAL PHYISICIAN PAYMENT RULE FOR 2005

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued Medicare’s final rule for physician payment for 2005, with new benefits and higher payments for preventive services including a “Welcome to Medicare Physical” and increased payment rates to physicians.
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CMS SELECTS THREE ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN MEDICARE PROJECT TO HELP BENEFICIARIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected three organizations to participate in a pilot project aimed at improving care for chronically ill Medicare patients who suffer from heart problems and diabetes through better disease management.
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MEDICARE ANNOUNCES 2004 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE AND PAYMENT POLICY CHANGES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a final rule that will update payment rates under the Medicare physician fee schedule for 2004 and revise a number of other policies affecting Medicare Part B payments under the fee schedule.
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MEDICARE PROPOSES 2004 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE CHANGES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a proposed rule that will update payment rates under the Medicare physician fee schedule for 2004, as well as revise a number of other policies affecting Medicare Part B payments under the fee schedule.
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