On September 26, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took action at President Trump’s direction to “cut the red tape,” by reducing unnecessary burden for American’s healthcare providers allowing them to focus on their priority – patients.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule that empowers patients to make informed decisions about their care as they are discharged from acute care into post-acute care (PAC), a process called “discharge planning.”
On October 9, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to modernize and clarify the regulations that interpret the Medicare physician self-referral law (often called the “Stark Law”), which has not been significantly updated since it was enacted in 1989.
On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) effective on or after January 1, 2020.
Direct Contracting creates a new opportunity for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) to test an array of financial risk-sharing arrangements to reduce Medicare expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care furnished to beneficiaries.
The Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Model will build upon the existing Comprehensive End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Care (CEC) Model structure – in which dialysis facilities, nephrologists, and other health care providers form ESRD-focused accountable care organizations.
On December 17, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) Conditions for Coverage that OPOs must meet to receive Medicare and Medicaid payment.
The Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) and Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Models are two new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) models designed to improve care delivery for vulnerable Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries, particularly those affected by the nation’s opioid crisis, while improving quality of care and reducing spending.