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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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Fiscal Year 2019 Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule (CMS-1688-F)

On July 31, 2018, CMS issued a final rule outlining changes on how Medicare pays inpatient rehabilitation facilities to support the Patients over Paperwork Initiative, and to facilitate the use of electronic health records.
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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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Administrator Verma Statement on FDA’s Biosimilars Action Plan

CMS and FDA are both working to accelerate innovation in the biosimilars market – CMS has taken action to do so by providing biosimilars with separate payment codes and by lowering the amount of cost sharing that low-income beneficiaries pay for biosimilars.
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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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New CMS Proposals to Modernize and Drive Innovation in Durable Medical Equipment and End-Stage Renal Disease Programs

Combined actions would increase access to durable medical equipment, reduce administrative burden, and encourage development of innovative therapies for beneficiaries on dialysis.
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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.
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CMS Drives Patient-Centered Care over Paperwork in Proposals to Modernize Medicareand Reduce Burden

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed transformative changes to the payment systems for services furnished by a range of medical facilities. The agency’s proposed payment rules also set out to continue to modernize Medicare through innovation in skilled nursing facility payment.
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CMS proposes updates to the wage index and payment rates for the Medicare Hospice Benefit for FY 2019

On April 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule (CMS-1692-P) that would update fiscal year 2019 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries.
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Fiscal Year 2019 Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule (CMS-1688-P)

On April 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed changes on how Medicare pays inpatient rehabilitation facilities to make it easier for providers to spend more time with their patients, and improve the use of electronic health records.
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