The Bayonne Medical Center billed Medicare for common treatments at a rate more than four times the national average, according to a Times analysis of 2011 data.
Medicare's governing body, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS), has made strides to cut healthcare spending by establishing accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of medical practitioners who coordinate treatment options for their patients.
The vote was 91 to 7 for Marilyn B. Tavenner, acting leader of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services since December 2011.
Just this evening, the Senate voted to confirm Marilyn Tavenner as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Of the many appointed positions in the federal government, this one doesn’t sound exciting. And it isn’t. But it is important. Show More Summary
Moments ago, the Senate did something it has not done in nearly a decade: It confirmed a leader for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Obama nominee Marilyn Tavenner received a 91 to 7 vote on the Senate floor … Continue reading ?
In the following video segment, health-care analyst David Williamson discusses the biggest news of the week: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released hospital pricing data for the first time, and public outrage ensued....Show More Summary
Wendell Potter, senior analyst for the Center for Public Integrity and former head of public relations for CIGNA, joins Current TV’s John Fugelsang to weigh in on recently released Medicare data that reveals drastic disparities in what...Show More Summary
Steve Brill’s piece on healthcare costs in America is getting results: Acting on the suggestion of her top data crunchers at the department’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Sebelius will release a data file that shows the list — or “chargemaster” — prices by all hospitals across the U.S. for the 100 most […]
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released highly-anticipated data on Wednesday that outlines what hospitals across America charge for common inpatient medical services. The takeaway from the new numbers? There is no rhyme or reason to what different hospitals charge for the same procedures across geographic regions (or even within the same region), [...]
Managed health care is an industry which is the most vulnerable to government policies. Recently, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also known as CMS, provided relief to this industry by announcing Medicare Advantage, or MA benchmark rates, for 2014, which will increase by 3.3%. The benchmark rate is the maximum monthly amount which [...]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that approximately 5 percent of participants in the meaningful use program will be audited before or after receiving their incentive payments. Modern Healthcare reports that the CMS has hired a contractor to conduct “desk audits” to remotely review information from EHR software. Show More Summary
Who is the biggest Medicare beneficiary? After an announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, on Friday, investors holding a handful of health care stocks can claim the honor. While the market expected CMS...Show More Summary
On April 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) published parallel proposed rules revising, respectively, the Stark exception and Anti-Kickback safe harbor concerning electronic health record (EHR) items and services. Show More Summary
Federal officials have a clear message for Nevada’s Rawson-Neal mental health facility: Stop mistreating patients, or see your federal Medicare dollars disappear. In a curt letter distributed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that oversees major entitlement spending warned the hospital — which has been accused of unceremoniously dumping [...]
Hospitals that take part in CMS' Inpatient Quality Reporting Program will receive 0.8% in extra payments, while those not successfully participating would have payments reduced by 2%, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed on Friday to the USA's 3,400 acute care hospitals. Show More Summary
Through the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal government has been encouraging healthcare providers to adopt EHR systems and adhere to the standards of meaningful use. Show More Summary
As the new features of the Affordable Care Act roll out between now and 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are developing...
Media remember Margaret Thatcher for turning around Britain's economy. But do the numbers tell a different story? Also: Barack Obama's plan to cut Social Security and Medicare is inexplicably deemed a move to the "center," and pundits are monitoring the 2016 election by paying close attention to... Hillary Clinton's haircut?
The Senate is finally considering President Barack Obama's nominee to run the Medicare and Medicaid agencies. Marilyn Tavenner, 61, was nominated in November 2011 when she became acting director. She would be the first Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
In 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) halted reimbursement for so-called "virtual colonoscopy" for routine colon-cancer screening in asymptomatic patients, in part due to concerns over how this procedure, computed tomography colonography (CTC), was being used in the elderly population...