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Trump Administration Approves Two New State Medicaid Demonstrations to Treat Substance Use Disorders and Combat National Opioid Epidemic

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that Minnesota and Nebraska have become the 23rd and 24th states who have received approval under the Trump Administration for innovative demonstration projects that increase access to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD).
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Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System Final Rule (CMS-1694-F)

On August 2, 2018, CMS issued a final rule to help empower patients through better access to hospital price information, improve the use of electronic health records, and make it easier for providers to spend time with their patients.
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CMS Welcomes New Leadership Team, Makes Additional Staffing Announcement

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced several new additions to the agency’s leadership team, as well as changes to the portfolios of senior staff in the Office of the Administrator.
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The Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive Demonstration

CMS is announcing the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration. The MAQI Demonstration will be tested under the authority of Section 402 of the Social Security Amendments of 1967 (as amended).
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CMS Advances Demonstration to Waive MIPS Requirements for Clinicians in Certain At-Risk Medicare Advantage Plans

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is advancing the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration, which, when approved and adopted, would waive Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements for clinicians who participate sufficiently in certain Medicare Advantage plans that involve taking on risk.
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CMS leverages Medicaid Program to combat the Opioid crisis

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS released guidance aimed at building on our commitment to partner with states to ensure that they have flexibilities and the tools necessary to combat the opioid crisis.
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CMS Unveils Scorecard to Deliver New Level of Transparency within Medicaid and CHIP Program

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the first ever Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Scorecard, a central component of the Administration’s commitment to modernize the Medicaid and CHIP program through greater transparency and accountability for the program’s outcomes.
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