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Speech: Remarks by CMS Administrator Seema Verma at the Health Datapalooza

Thank you Lisa for that kind introduction and for convening this meeting. I know that AcademyHealth has been a leader in promoting innovation and research in healthcare. So thank you all for joining us as we focus on Fueling the Engine of Innovation by Unleashing the Power of Data.
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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 safeguards patient access to certain medical equipment and servicesin rural and other non-contiguous communities

On the heels of the Rural Health Strategy released yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued an interim final rule with comment period to increase the fee schedule rates from June 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, for certain durable medical equipment items and services.
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma Statement on ‘American Patients First’ Blueprint

I am honored to work for a President who is unafraid to take bold actions to put American patients first. Americans, especially our seniors, feel the pain from skyrocketing drug prices. In our system, everyone is winning except for the patient.
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CMS Unveils Enhanced “Drug Dashboards” to Increase Transparency on Drug Prices

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a redesigned version of the Drug Spending Dashboards. For the first time, the dashboards include year-over-year information on drug pricing and highlight which manufactures have been increasing their prices.
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CMS Unveils Scorecard to Deliver New Level of Transparency within Medicaid and CHIP Program

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the first ever Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Scorecard, a central component of the Administration’s commitment to modernize the Medicaid and CHIP program through greater transparency and accountability for the program’s outcomes.
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CMS creates new chief data officer post

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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE HOSPITAL CARE FOR PATIENTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would establish a new hospital value-based purchasing program that would reward hospitals for providing high quality, safe care for patients.
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CMS ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF DEMONSTRATION PARTICIPANTS IN MEDICARE IMAGING DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that it has selected five participants in the Medicare Imaging Demonstration (MID), a demonstration project that promotes appropriate utilization of advanced imaging services.
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