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CMS Administrator Discusses Initiatives to Strengthen Health Insurance Markets

Today, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma—in an address to the States and Nation Policy Summit of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Washington, D.C.—shared her vision for innovations and reforms that will empower states and provide the flexibility states need to create alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that improve health insurance options.
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Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the ALEC Policy Summit

Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the ALEC Policy Summit (As prepared for delivery – November 29, 2018)
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ACOs taking risk in innovative payment model generate savings for patients and taxpayers

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an evaluation report for the first performance year of the Innovation Center’s Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model showing promising early results.
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CMS announces new model to address impact of the opioid crisis for children

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new Innovation Center payment and service delivery model as part of a multi-pronged strategy to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. The Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model aims to reduce expenditures and improve the quality of care for children under 21 years of age covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through prevention, early identification, and treatment of behavioral and physical health needs.
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CMS Empowers Patients and Ensures Site-Neutral Payment in Proposed Rule

Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) & Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) proposed rule advances CMS commitment to increasing transparency and lowering drug prices.
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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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WE CAN 'T WAIT: HEALTH CARE INNOVATION CHALLENGE WILL IMPROVE CARE, SAVE MONEY, FOCUS ON HEALTH CARE JOBS

Up to $1 billion dollars will be awarded to innovative projects across the country that test creative ways to deliver high quality medical care and save money.
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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.
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HHS ANNOUNCES NEW INCENTIVES FOR PROVIDERS TO WORK TOGETHER THROUGH ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS

People with Medicare will be able to benefit from a new program designed to encourage primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals, and other health care providers to coordinate their care under a final regulation issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PROGRAM TO HELP HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IMPROVE CARE FOR PATIENTS AND REDUCE COSTS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it was accepting applications for a new Innovation Advisors program to help health professionals deepen skills that will drive improvements to patient care and reduce costs.
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