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Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year (CY) 2017

On July 7, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that updates payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2017.
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CMS Welcomes New Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) Participants

On January 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the selection of 100 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and 147 renewing ACOs that are joining or continuing their participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) for the 2016 performance year, providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States.
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Changes for the Physician Value-based Payment Modifier in the CY 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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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT TO HELP IMPROVE CARE FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 500 community health centers in 44 States across the country will receive approximately $42 million over three years to improve the coordination and quality of care they deliver to people with Medicare and other patients, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today.
Press Release

PHYSICIAN GROUP PRACTICE DEMONSTRATION SUCCEEDS IN IMPROVING QUALITY AND REDUCING COSTS

Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced results from the initial Physician Group Practice (PGP) Demonstration, a landmark partnership with physician group practices that aims to better coordinate care across different settings, leading to improved quality and cost savings.
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CMS ANNOUNCES FOR DEMONSTRATION SITES FOR BENEFICIARIES WITH END STAGE RENAL DISEASE

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected two organizations to participate in a new demonstration that will increase the opportunity for Medicare beneficiaries with end stage renal disease (ESRD) to join managed care plans.
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