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CMS Drives Patient-Centered Care over Paperwork in Proposals to Modernize Medicareand Reduce Burden

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed transformative changes to the payment systems for services furnished by a range of medical facilities. The agency’s proposed payment rules also set out to continue to modernize Medicare through innovation in skilled nursing facility payment.
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CMS IMPLEMENTS PAYMENT, POLICY CHANGES FOR INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule that updates Medicare payment policies and rates for more than 1,200 freestanding and hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012.
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MEDICARE PAYMENT RULE PROMOTES IMPROVED INPATIENT CARE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule that will update Medicare payment policies and rates for hospitals in fiscal year (FY) 2012.
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HHS ANNOUNCES NEW INCENTIVES FOR PROVIDERS TO WORK TOGETHER THROUGH ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS

People with Medicare will be able to benefit from a new program designed to encourage primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals, and other health care providers to coordinate their care under a final regulation issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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CMS ANNOUNCES PAYMENT UPDATE AND POLICY CHANGES FOR MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expects to pay approximately $57.6 billion to 875,000 physicians and other health care professionals in 2006, according to a final rule released today that will update payment rates and revise payment policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
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CMS ADMINISTRATOR TOM SCULLY TO STEP DOWN DEC. 15

CMS Administrator Tom Scully announced today he will resign effective Dec. 15, following three years at the helm of the nation’s second and third-largest domestic programs, Medicare and Medicaid.
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