Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which is the program established by the Affordable Care Act and launched in 2012 under which the vast majority of Medicare’s Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) operate. The redesigned program is called “Pathways to Success.”
Changes in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System final rule will advance price transparency and electronic health records.
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 August 1, CMS issued a final rule (CMS-1692-F) that updates fiscal year (FY) 2019 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries.
The Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services published a proposed rule to consider allowing short-term, limited-duration insurance to cover longer periods.
HHS final rule on short-term, limited-duration insurance brings more flexibility and choices to consumers.
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.