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CMS announces additional participants in pilot project to improve care and reduce costs for Medicare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) today announced that over 2,100 acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physician group practices, long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and home health agencies transitioned from a preparatory period to a risk-bearing implementation period in which they assumed financial risk for episodes of care.
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NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR BETTER CARE FOR NURSING FACILITY RESIDENTS THROUGH ENHANCED COORDINATION EFFORTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents, a new effort designed to improve care for people living in nursing facilities who are enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid.
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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 RELEASES GUIDE TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO NAVIGATING MEDICARE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROVING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Medicare beneficiaries and their health care providers may be able to take advantage of new advances in health care more quickly because innovators now have a new resource at their fingertips – a guide to Medicare coverage, coding, and payment issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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