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CMS Office of the Actuary Releases 2017 National Health Expenditures

Overall national health spending grew at a rate of 3.9 percent in 2017, almost 1.0 percentage point slower than growth in 2016, according to a study conducted by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and published today as a Web First by Health Affairs.
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CMS Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program Results for Fiscal Year 2019

The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program adjusts what Medicare pays hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) based on the quality of inpatient care the hospitals provide to patients.
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CMS Strengthens Nursing Home Oversight and Safety to Ensure Adequate Staffing

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced actions that will bolster nursing home oversight and improve transparency in order to ensure that facilities are staffed adequately to provide high-quality care.
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CMS Launches Efforts to Improve Patient Safety, Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced upcoming efforts to support better care and outcomes for nursing home residents under the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP). This three-year initiative aims to improve residents’ quality of life by equipping nursing home staff, administrators and stakeholders with technical tools and assistance to enhance resident care.
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CMS releases proposed rule to improve the integrity of the Exchange

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule, “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): Exchange Program Integrity.”
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Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Data on Nursing Home Compare

This fact sheet contains information about the inaugural release of the SNF QRP data on the Nursing Home Compare website that occurred on October 24, 2018.
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Medicare provides continued access to high-quality health coverage choices in 2019

CMS releases Star Ratings for 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans ahead of Medicare Open Enrollment.
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CMS Announces Participants in New Value-Based Bundled Payment Model

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 1,299 entities have signed agreements with the agency to participate in the Administration’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement – Advanced (BPCI Advanced) Model. The participating entities will receive bundled payments for certain episodes of care as an alternative to fee-for-service payments that reward only the volume of care delivered.
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CMS to Strengthen Oversight of Medicare’s Accreditation Organizations

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took action to improve quality and safety in healthcare facilities and empower patients with information to make decisions about where to receive care.
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CMS announces new streamlined user experience for Medicare beneficiaries

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a multi-year initiative that will empower patients and update Medicare resources to meet beneficiaries’ expectation of a more personalized customer experience.
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