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CMS Office of the Actuary Releases 2021-2030 Projections of National Health Expenditures

Report shows slower projected national health spending growth after the rapid 2020 growth associated with the COVID-19 pandemic
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Policy and payment changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2015

On Oct. 31, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after Jan. 1, 2015.
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Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative Fact Sheet

The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative is comprised of four broadly defined models of care, which link payments for multiple services beneficiaries receive during an episode of care.
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CMS Proposes New Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Federally-Qualified Health Centers Beginning October 1, 2014

On September 18, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will issue a proposed rule that would establish methodology and payment rates for a prospective payment system (PPS) for Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) services under Medicare Part B.
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THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: STRENGTHENING MEDICARE IN 2011

In 2011, millions of seniors and people with disabilities enjoyed lower costs and improved benefits thanks to the Affordable Care Act.  This report details how over 25.7 million Americans in traditional Medicare received free preventive services in 2011.
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HEALTH REFORM LAW SAVES $2.1 BILLION FOR 3.6 MILLION AMERICANS WITH MEDICARE

3.6 million people with Medicare saved $2.1 billion on their prescription drugs in 2011 thanks to the Affordable Care Act according to data issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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NEW AFFORDABLE CARE ACT DEMONSTRATION TO PROVIDE CARE AT HOME FOR MEDICARE PATIENTS

Up to 10,000 Medicare patients with chronic conditions will now be able to get most of the care they need at home under a new demonstration announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT HELPS 32 HEALTH SYSTEMS IMPROVE CARE FOR PATIENTS, SAVING UP TO $1.1 BILLION

Thirty-two leading health care organizations from across the country will participate in a new Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) initiative made possible by the Affordable Care Act, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.
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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.
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