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Speech: Remarks by CMS Administrator Seema Verma at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting

Good afternoon, it’s a pleasure to be with you today. Pharmacists are on the front lines of patient care and have keen insight to the issues that patients face. We appreciate your hard work, and we look forward to working with you on a goal that I’m sure we share – ensuring that all patients can access their medications at an affordable price.
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Speech: Remarks by CMS Administrator Seema Verma at the American Hospital Association Annual Membership Meeting

Good morning, and thank you for that kind introduction. I also want to thank the American Hospital Association for the invitation. For those of you that don’t know me, I spent the early days of my career at a public hospital.
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CMS ANNOUNCES FIRST RESULTS FOR PROGRAM TO IMPROVE CARE FOR DIALYSIS PATIENTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released the first results for a new Federal pay-for-performance or “value-based purchasing” program for dialysis facilities that is designed to give facilities payment incentives to improve the quality of care furnished to patients diagnosed with End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
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MEDICARE GIVES EMPLOYERS, CONSUMERS INFORMATION TO MAKE BETTER HEALTH CARE CHOICES

Health care law will allow patients to compare options, find best value
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MEDICARE COVERS SCREENING AND COUNSELING FOR OBESITY

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that Medicare is adding coverage for preventive services to reduce obesity.
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WE CAN 'T WAIT: HEALTH CARE INNOVATION CHALLENGE WILL IMPROVE CARE, SAVE MONEY, FOCUS ON HEALTH CARE JOBS

Up to $1 billion dollars will be awarded to innovative projects across the country that test creative ways to deliver high quality medical care and save money.
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CMS SURVEY SHOWS HIGH SATISFACTION RATES FOR MEDICAID AND CHIP

Parents of children with Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage are showing high satisfaction with their access to doctors and the quality of health care, according to a survey announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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MEDICARE EXPANDS COVERAGE OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION SERVICES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that Medicare is adding coverage for a number of preventive services to reduce cardiovascular disease.
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CMS ADOPTS POLICY AND PAYMENT CHANGES FOR OUTPATIENT CARE IN HOSPITALS AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule with comment period (final rule) that will update payment policies and payment rates for services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) beginning Jan. 1, 2012.
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CMS ANNOUNCES POLICY, PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR THE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE IN 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule with comment period that updates payment policies and rates for physicians and nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in calendar year (CY) 2012.
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