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.
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.
On July 25, 2018, CMS proposed changes that would encourage site-neutral payment between sites of services and make healthcare prices more transparent for patients so that they can be more informed about out-of-pocket costs.
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.
On April 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a rule proposing updates for fiscal year 2019 to Medicare payment policies and rates for the Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System and the IPF Quality Reporting Program.
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.
On April 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule [CMS-1696-P] outlining proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Medicare payment updates and proposed quality program changes for skilled nursing facilities.