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Trump Administration Announces Historic Price Transparency Requirements to Increase Competition and Lower Healthcare Costs for All Americans

As directed by President Trump’s Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare, today the Department of Health and Human Services is announcing that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing two rules that take historic steps to increase price transparency to empower patients and increase competition among all hospitals, group health plans and health insurance issuers in the individual and group markets.
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CY 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Proposed Rule (CMS-1717-P)

On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed policies that follow directives in President Trump’s Executive Order, entitled “Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First,” that lay the foundation for a patient-driven healthcare system by making prices for items and services provided by all hospitals in the United States more transparent for patients so that they can be more informed about what they might pay for hospital items and services.
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CMS Takes Bold Action to Implement Key Elements of President Trump’s Executive Order to Empower Patients with Price Transparency and Increase Competition to Lower Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries

Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) & Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) proposed rule advances CMS’ commitment to increasing price transparency and strengthening Medicare
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Trump Administration’s Patients over Paperwork Delivers for Doctors

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing major policy changes to ensure clinicians spend more time providing high-value care for patients instead of filing cumbersome paperwork.
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New CMS Proposals Strengthen Medicare, Unleash Innovation and Promote Competition to Provide Kidney Patients with Better Value and Results

Executive order aims to drive innovation in End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP), and modernize payment for Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
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End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) CY 2020 Proposed Rule (CMS-1713-P)

On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that proposes to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2020.
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CMS Administrator Verma’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Action to Expand Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage Through Health Reimbursement Arrangements

CMS Administrator Verma’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Action to Expand Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage Through Health Reimbursement Arrangements
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CMS seeks recommendations that allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a request for information (RFI) today that solicits recommendations on how to eliminate regulatory, operational and financial barriers to enhance issuers’ ability to sell health insurance coverage across state lines.
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CMS Advances Interoperability & Patient Access to Health Data through New Proposals

Today, February 11, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed policy changes supporting its MyHealthEData initiative to improve patient access and advance electronic data exchange and care coordination throughout the healthcare system.
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