Trump Administration Announces MyHealthEData Initiative to Put Patients at the Center of the US Healthcare System

CMS launches “Blue Button 2.0” tool, calls on all health insurers to make data available to patients Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced a new Trump Administration initiative – MyHealthEData – to empower patients by giving them control of their healthcare data, and allowing it to follow them through their healthcare journey. Last year President Continue reading Trump Administration Announces MyHealthEData Initiative to Put Patients at the Center of the US Healthcare System

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

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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

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