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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 Rule Change to Protect Medicaid Provider Payments

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the Medicaid Provider Reassignment regulation that would eliminate state’s ability to divert Medicaid payments away from providers, with the exception of payment arrangements explicitly authorized by statute.
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CMS Approves State Proposal to Advance Specific Medicaid Value-Based Arrangements with Drug Makers

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the first-ever approval of a state plan amendment proposal to allow the state of Oklahoma to negotiate supplemental rebate agreements involving value-based purchasing arrangements with drug manufacturers that could produce extra rebates for the state if clinical outcomes are not achieved.
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NEW PROGRAM TO INCREASE QUALITY IN NURSING FACILITIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced seven cooperative agreement awards partnering with 145 nursing facilities to implement the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents.
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HHS ANNOUNCES STATE HEALTH CARE INNOVATION INITIATIVE

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a new opportunity made possible by the Affordable Care Act to help States design and test improvements to their health care systems that would bolster health care quality and decrease costs. 
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HEALTH CARE LAW INCREASES PAYMENTS TO DOCTORS FOR PRIMARY CARE

Primary care physicians serving Medicaid patients would see their Medicaid payments rise under a proposed rule announced today by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
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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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