Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed transformative changes to the payment systems for services furnished by a range of medical facilities. The agency’s proposed payment rules also set out to continue to modernize Medicare through innovation in skilled nursing facility payment.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule that updates Medicare policies and payment rates for 5,503 dialysis facilities paid under the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) that was first implemented in calendar year (CY) 2011.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule with comment period that updates payment policies and rates for physicians and nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in calendar year (CY) 2012.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced two new national coverage determinations that cover alcohol misuse screening and behavioral counseling for Medicare beneficiaries as well as screening for depression.
Hospices serving people with Medicare will see a 2.5 percent increase in their Medicare payments for fiscal year (FY) 2012, according to a final regulation released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).