The clinic where Joan Rivers died is trying to make changes so it won’t happen again. USA Today is reporting that Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic in New York has submitted a plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to fix deficiencies in the way they treat patients. Show More Summary
Let’s dip back into the just-released 2013 National Health Expenditure data, which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released. In last week's Hospitals and Physicians Spending Outpace Drugs in Latest U.S. Healthcare...Show More Summary
Last week, the econowonks at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2013 National Health Expenditure data. Savor the numbers in this Health Affairs article: National Health Spending In 2013: Growth Slows, Remains In Step With The Overall Economy. Show More Summary
Editors Note: Open Enrollment for coverage through the Marketplace is NOW until February 15th, 2015. Today, we share a guest post from Dr. Cara James, Director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), on the importance of coverage and things to know about the Marketplace for those living with HIV/AIDS. If...
Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially proposed coverage for annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer in current or former smokers age 55 to 74 years with at least a 30 pack-year history. In doing so, CMS followed the lead of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which had previously given a […]
Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new proposal to strengthen the Medicare Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The proposed rule reflects input from program participants, experts, consumer groups, and the stakeholder community at large.
(November 26, 2014 01:04 PM, by David Henderson) The problem starts with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets prices for the medical services of Medicare patients. CMS is really a giant central-planning agency. It sets hundreds of thousands of prices. What... (0 COMMENTS)
Melanie Feazell works with Declan Byrne during an ABA session. Federal officials say states must provide treatment services like ABA for kids with autism on Medicaid. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/MCT) “Medicaid programs nationwide...Show More Summary
Low-income Maryland trans residents may for the first time get health insurance coverage for transition-related services, after the state moved forward with new regulations expanding health-care services covered by Medicaid. Image: Shutterstock The post Maryland Moves to Expand Health Coverage to Low-Income Trans Residents appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Just days before the clock was to run out on hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals, hoping to attest to Meaningful Use of EHRs for 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has pushed back the attestation deadline by a month, until Dec. Show More Summary
Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's hearing on December 9, her spokesperson confirms to Breitbart News. In a letter...Show More Summary
More low income people now have access to regular health care thanks to Obamacare; more than 9.1 million, in fact. That's how many people are newly enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, according to Health and Human Services. The Health Insurance...Show More Summary
In what has become a semi-annual ritual, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last night announced plans to delay the Federal Upper Limits (FUL) and the Final Rule on Covered Outpatient Drugs, a.k.a., the Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) Final Rule. Show More Summary
The head of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York resigned suddenly Wednesday night, less than two weeks after the agency finalized a $35 million Medicaid settlement with New York state and federal... To view the full story, click the title link.
Montefiore Medical Center received a $3.5 million grant as part of the $10 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services to identify, diagnose and treat people with hepatitis C (HCV).
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today recognized the importance of lung cancer screening, announcing today that it will cover low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening, or "CAT" scans, for high-risk current and former smokers. The decision validates Mount Sinai's longstanding commitment to providing access to this essential screening tool.
A draft decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would extend coverage for CT scans to Medicare beneficiaries who smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or the equivalent.
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) welcome today's preliminary decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover lung cancer screening with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) for eligible patients.
In CMS Forecast: Big Drug Spending Growth, But Hospitals and Doctors Will Still Capture Most Healthcare Spending, I examined the September 2014 drug spending forecasts from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). After crunching the numbers again, I identified new insights into the 2023 drug market. Show More Summary
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for not implementing proposed payment cuts for radiation therapy starting January 1, 2015, as detailed in the final 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), issued on Friday, October 31, 2014.