For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will require the display of the five-star Quality Rating System (or star ratings) available nationwide for health plans offered on the Health Insurance Exchanges beginning with the 2020 Open Enrollment Period.
On April 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule (CMS-1692-P) that would update fiscal year 2019 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries.
Consumer research has shown that summary quality measures and the use of symbols, such as stars, to represent performance are valuable to consumers. Star ratings can help consumers more quickly identify differences in quality and make use of the information when selecting a health care provider.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the methodology for its Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) Star Rating program and is releasing previews of ratings to individual Medicare-participating dialysis facilities.
On April 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospitals Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015.
Two websites that help Americans make informed choices about hospitals and nursing homes have been redesigned and will make more information available to the public, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today.