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Proposed Policies for the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Expanded Model in the Calendar Year 2018 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

On July 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule that would make additional proposals to implement the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) expanded model starting in 2018.
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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Expansion

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a structured lifestyle intervention that includes dietary coaching, lifestyle intervention, and moderate physical activity, all with the goal of preventing the onset of diabetes in individuals who are pre-diabetic.
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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SUNSHINE RULE INCREASES TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTH CARE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS ) announced today a proposed rule that will increase public awareness of financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and certain health care providers.
Press Release

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 EXPANDING COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM TO SAVE BILLIONS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced operational details for the next stage in a program that sets new, lower payment rates for certain medical equipment and supplies – such as oxygen equipment, walkers, and some types of power wheelchairs – while maintaining patient access to them.
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MEDICARE TO SAVE TAXPAYERS AND BENEFICIARIES $28 BILLION WITH AN EXPANDED COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the next steps for a major expansion of a competitive bidding program that helps lower costs for quality durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies.
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HOME HEALTH AGENCIES SHARE $15 MILLION IN SAVINGS FROM CMS QUALITY DEMONSTRATION

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced it will share nearly $15 million in additional savings with more than 100 Home Health Agencies (HHAs) that participated in the intervention group of the two-year Medicare Home Health Pay for Performance (HHP4P) demonstration.
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CMS PROPOSES POLICY CHANGES AND PAYMENT UPDATES FOR DIALYSIS FACILITIES IN 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare policies and payment rates for 5,304 dialysis facilities paid under a new bundled Prospective Payment System (PPS) that was implemented in calendar year (CY) 2011.
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NEW MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PROGRAM OFFERS VALUE FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS ) launched the first phase of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program on January 1, 2011, in nine different areas of the country.
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