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CMS Finalizes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden

Changes in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System final rule will advance price transparency and electronic health records.
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Speech: Medicare Remarks by CMS Administrator Seema Verma at the Commonwealth Club of California

I’d like to talk to you about things on which we all agree, like the future of our healthcare system, and Medicare. And if we have time we can touch quickly on world peace before we all leave.
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CMS Welcomes New Leadership Team, Makes Additional Staffing Announcement

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced several new additions to the agency’s leadership team, as well as changes to the portfolios of senior staff in the Office of the Administrator.
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CMS Proposes Historic Changes to Modernize Medicare and Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Proposed changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program would streamline clinician billing and expand access to high-quality care.
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CMS Announces Primary Care Practices to Participate in Historic Public-Private Partnership to Strengthen Primary Care

In support of more effective, more affordable, higher quality health care, 500 primary care practices in seven regions have been selected to participate in a new partnership between payers from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), state Medicaid agencies, commercial health plans,  self-insured businesses, and primary care providers.
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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ISSUES NEW RULES TO CUT RED TAPE FOR DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS, SAVING UP TO $9 BILLION

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today the release of a new rule that will cut red tape for doctors, hospitals, and health plans.
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CMS Proposed Rule would Increase Payment to Family Physicians by 7 Percent

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would increase payments to family physicians by approximately 7 percent and other practitioners providing primary care services between 3 and 5 percent.
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