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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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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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CMS model addresses opioid misuse among expectant and new mothers

Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model, an important step in advancing the agency’s multi-pronged strategy to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.
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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 Awards Funding for Quality Measure Development

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today awarded seven organizations new cooperative agreements to partner with the agency in developing, improving, updating, or expanding quality measures for Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP).
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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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Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model

The Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model is a child-centered local service delivery and state payment model aimed at reducing expenditures and improving the quality of care for children covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through prevention, early identification, and treatment of priority health concerns like behavioral health challenges and physical health needs.
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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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Feedback on New Direction Request for Information (RFI) Released, CMS Innovation Center’s Market-Driven Reforms to Focus on Patient-Centered Care

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has released the comments submitted by patients, clinicians, innovators, and others in response to the CMS Innovation Center’s New Direction Request for Information (RFI).
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