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Direct Contracting: Professional and Global

Direct Contracting creates a new opportunity for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) to test an array of financial risk-sharing arrangements to reduce Medicare expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care furnished to beneficiaries.
Fact Sheet

CMS Takes Action to Modernize Medicare Home Health

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed significant changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System to strengthen and modernize Medicare, drive value, and focus on individual patient needs rather than volume of care.
Press Release

Medicare Trustees Report shows lower spending projections for Medicare Part D

Today, the Medicare Board of Trustees released their annual report for Medicare’s two separate trust funds -- the Hospital Insurance (HI) Trust Fund and the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Trust Fund.
Press Release

Speech: Remarks by CMS Administrator Seema Verma at the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Spring Conference

Welcome to CMS and thanks for joining us today, as we look ahead to 2019 for the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs. It’s a pleasure to be here with you and to provide an update on all that we have been doing to strengthen and improve these important programs for our nation’s seniors and the disabled.
Fact Sheet

CMS Finalizes Policy Changes and Updates for Medicare Advantage and the Prescription Drug Benefit Program for Contract Year 2019 (CMS-4182-F)

On April 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates Medicare Advantage (MA) and the prescription drug benefit program (Part D) by promoting innovation and empowering MA and Part D sponsors with new tools to improve quality of care and provide more plan choices for MA and Part D enrollees.
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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.
Fact Sheet

Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative Fact Sheet

The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative is comprised of four broadly defined models of care, which link payments for multiple services beneficiaries receive during an episode of care.
Fact Sheet