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IPF Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Medicare Payment and Quality Reporting Updates for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Proposed Rule (CMS 1690-P)

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.
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CMS proposes updates to the wage index and payment rates for the Medicare Hospice Benefit for FY 2019

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.
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FACT SHEET: HHS and Treasury Issue Additional Guidance on 1332 Waivers

On December 11, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Treasury posted guidance in the Federal Register for states interested in seeking a State Innovation Waiver under section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act.
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Health care law results in $2.4 billion in consumer rebates on premiums since 2011

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new report today showing that consumers have received more than $2.4 billion premium rebates since 2011 because the Affordable Care Act requires that health insurance companies spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on health care.
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Changes for the Physician Value-based Payment Modifier in the CY 2015

On Oct. 31, 2014 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after Jan. 1, 2015.
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State Innovation Models Initiative Round 2 Fact Sheet

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a second round of funding for the State Innovation Models initiative.
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MEDICARE GIVES EMPLOYERS, CONSUMERS INFORMATION TO MAKE BETTER HEALTH CARE CHOICES

Health care law will allow patients to compare options, find best value
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WE CAN 'T WAIT: HEALTH CARE INNOVATION CHALLENGE WILL IMPROVE CARE, SAVE MONEY, FOCUS ON HEALTH CARE JOBS

Up to $1 billion dollars will be awarded to innovative projects across the country that test creative ways to deliver high quality medical care and save money.
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CMS SURVEY SHOWS HIGH SATISFACTION RATES FOR MEDICAID AND CHIP

Parents of children with Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage are showing high satisfaction with their access to doctors and the quality of health care, according to a survey announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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CMS ADOPTS POLICY AND PAYMENT CHANGES FOR OUTPATIENT CARE IN HOSPITALS AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule with comment period (final rule) that will update payment policies and payment rates for services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) beginning Jan. 1, 2012.
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