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New Online Tool Displays Cost Differences for Certain Surgical Procedures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new online tool that allows consumers to compare Medicare payments and copayments for certain procedures that are performed in both hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers.
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2019 Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Payment Adjustment Fact Sheet for Hospitals

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) established payment adjustments under Medicare for eligible hospitals that are not meaningful users of Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology. As of April 2018, CMS changed the name of this
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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 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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SPEECH: Remarks by Administrator Seema Verma at the ONC Interoperability Forum in Washington, DC

(As prepared for delivery – August 6, 2018)
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CMS Finalizes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden

Changes in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System final rule will advance price transparency and electronic health records.
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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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Fiscal Year 2019 Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule (CMS-1688-F)

On July 31, 2018, CMS issued a final rule outlining changes on how Medicare pays inpatient rehabilitation facilities to support the Patients over Paperwork Initiative, and to facilitate the use of electronic health records.
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Speech: Medicare Remarks by CMS Administrator Seema Verma at the Commonwealth Club of California

I’d like to talk to you about things on which we all agree, like the future of our healthcare system, and Medicare. And if we have time we can touch quickly on world peace before we all leave.
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