CMS announces new payment model to improve quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness for both inpatient and outpatient care

CMS announces new payment model to improve quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness for both inpatient and outpatient care The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) announced the launch of a new voluntary bundled payment model called Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). Under traditional fee-for-service payment, Medicare pays providers for Continue reading CMS announces new payment model to improve quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness for both inpatient and outpatient care

CMS updates website to compare hospital quality

Agency continues to incorporate feedback to ensure reliable information is reported  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated data on the Hospital Compare website and on data.medicare.gov to provide patients, families and all stakeholders with the information they need to compare the performance of hospitals where they seek medical care. Along with data on quality measures, CMS will also update the Overall Hospital Continue reading CMS updates website to compare hospital quality

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Medicare offers more health coverage choices and decreased premiums in 2018 

Medicare Advantage premiums decrease, choices increase, while enrollment hits an at all-time high The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that people with Medicare will have more choices and options for their Medicare coverage in 2018. As CMS releases the benefit and premium information for Medicare health and drug plans for the 2018 calendar year, the average monthly Continue reading Medicare offers more health coverage choices and decreased premiums in 2018 

CMS waives provider screening requirements in TX, LA during Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

CMS waives provider screening requirements in TX, LA during Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today approved suspending certain Medicare enrollment screening requirements for healthcare providers and suppliers that are assisting with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in areas impacted in Texas and Louisiana. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the agency has established a hotline Continue reading CMS waives provider screening requirements in TX, LA during Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts