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Office of Minority Health Releases Report on LGB Older Adults

This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health released its first ever report comparing the health of LGB and heterosexual older adults. The report used data from the 2013-2014 National Health Interview...Show More Summary

Latest CMS Forecast Shows Big Drug Spending Growth Through 2025

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its latest forecasts for national health expenditures. See the Health Affairs article: National Health Expenditure Projections, 2015–25: Economy, Prices, And Aging Expected To Shape Spending And Enrollment. Show More Summary

The Washington Post Tells Us About Painful Choices on Health Care Spending

The Washington Post reported on new projections on national health care spending by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The projections are that health care costs will outpace the growth of the economy, rising from the current 17 percent to 20 percent by 2025. Show More Summary

Amga Encouraged by CMS' Andy Slavitt's Testimony Before the Senate Finance Committ

AMGA today released the following statement in response to the testimony of Andy Slavitt, acting director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), before the Senate Finance Committee on the implementation of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Aging, Not Obamacare To Fuel Next Decade's Medical Spending

The 5.8% growth in health spending “is expected to be influenced by changes in economic growth, faster growth in medical prices, and population aging,” from 2015 to 2015, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Amga Releases Initial Statement on the Proposed CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule

AMGA today released a statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule.

Theranos founder banned from running lab for two years

Sanctions handed down by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.        

Feds ban Theranos CEO Holmes from running lab for 2 years

Theranos says the federal government has banned founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes from owning or running a medical laboratory for two years.  The company announced the decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Thursday.  The ban stems from a review of the company's Newark, Calif.,...

After Elizabeth Holmes's 2-Year Ban, Will Theranos Be Worth More?

Theranos announced July 7 that theU.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had decided (among other sanctions) to ban Elizabeth Holmes -- the founder and CEO of 13-year-old Palo Alto-based blood testing startup Theranos -- from owning or operating a medical lab for two years. Before this announcement,FORBES had estimated [...]

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes banned from running labs for two years - CNET

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has also revoked the license for Theranos' lab in California.

AMGA Supports CMS Inclusion of 90-day EHR Reporting Period for 2016 in OPPS Rule

Today, AMGA voiced support for revisions in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS') CY 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment proposed rule, released yesterday. AMGA specifically supported a change included in the...Show More Summary

Judge: Kansas Can’t Cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funding

Services for medicaid patients at Planned Parenthood would have been cut

CMS Announces NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine Selected for Initiative Promoting Better Cancer Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care.

AMGA Provides Comments on MACRA Implementation

AMGA today recommended that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) increase possible pathways to participate in Medicare as an advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) in written comments on the proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Show More Summary

AACC Commends CMS for Postponing Dramatic Changes to Medical Test Reimbursement Until 2018

On June 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule implementing the clinical laboratory provisions of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014, which will make the most significant changes to medical test reimbursement that clinical laboratories have seen in three decades. Show More Summary

ABIM's Bedfellows

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Right now, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a comment period that extends through 27 Jun 2016 regarding MACRA, the new payment scheme created by the health care industry, to pay physicians on the front line of health care. Show More Summary

St. Jude Becomes First Children's Hospital in U.S. To Earn CAP ISO15189 Accreditation

The Department of Pathology has been accredited by The College of American Pathologists (CAP), a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved accreditation authority.

CMS Announces $22 Million in Affordable Care Act Funding for State Insurance Departments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced the availability of $22 million in funding to state insurance regulators to use for issuer compliance with Affordable Care Act key consumer protections. This award opportunity...Show More Summary

Medicare Has Saved $1.5B with the Help of Predictive Analytics

by Angela Guess Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Raymond Wedgeworth, and Kelly D. Bowman recently wrote in Modern Healthcare, “Over the past five years, the CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] has successfully implemented a Fraud Prevention...Show More Summary

Why Medicare is not the enemy

With all the changes happening in health care and the increasing weight of federal mandates and requirements, it’s easy to view the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as the big, bad enemy. After all, if they just left all physicians and health care institutions on their own, everything would be OK, wouldn’t it? It’s an […]

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