Two weeks ago, I wrote about Medicaid - A Path to Housing & Services. In the previous blog, I explain how California is asking the federal government for permission to use Medicaid funds contributed by Uncle Sam to pay for rental assistance for the most medically fragile and vulnerable people facing homelessness. Show More Summary
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. DALLAS — Dallas County property owners...Show More Summary
House calls, a long-running option dating back to the early days of medicine, can be used in a new way to improve geriatric care and lower costs, says a report issued last week from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...
"I am too old and sick to be back out there on the streets. It kind of takes a toll on a person." These words, spoken to Kaiser Health News by a gentleman once facing homelessness and now in supportive housing, say it all. That's why...Show More Summary
And Ralph Hise is leading the charge: Sen. Ralph Hise detailed plans that would move Medicaid away from the state Department of Health and Human Services and to a newly created Health Benefits Authority. The HBA, according to Hise, would...Show More Summary
Yesterday, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making recommendations on the proposed rule to modify Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017.
Who needs the Independent Payment Advisory Board to limit indicated care for patients when you have the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)? Today I learned that CMS has issued a National Coverage Decision (NCD) for pacemakers...Show More Summary
When it comes to North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), few words written are more damning than these... The need to catch up with nearly two years worth of Medicaid expenses runs counter to the state Health and Human Services department’s narrative that it has cleaned up longstanding problems in Medicaid.
Today at sixth annual Health Datapalooza, the acting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Andy Slavitt, announced a new policy that for the first time will allow innovators and entrepreneurs to access CMS data, such as Medicare claims. As part of the Administration’s commitment to use of data and information to drive transformation of... Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is developing an Out-of-Pocket (OOP) Cost Comparison Tool to help consumers make more informed choices about their health insurance coverage and help them pick a plan that will best meet their needs. The proposed tool will allow shoppers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs) to see estimates of...
At the urging of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has clarified a section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that led some states to improperly limit patient access to chiropractic physicians and other qualified non-MD/DO health care providers.
Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services includes payments and services connected with the 100 most common Medicare hospital stays.
Earlier today, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making recommendations on the proposed rule for Stage 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs.
Federal regulations are finally catching up with a decade of seismic change in the delivery of Medicaid services. More than 650 pages of proposed new rules are aimed at overseeing managed care, which has become the standard health care delivery system for low-income adults and children, and is now being [...]
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed set of regulatory changes for Medicaid earlier this week. There are a couple of significant changes proposed for the program that covers 15% to 20% of the US population. From the Hill: The proposed rule from CMS would set the medical loss ratio at [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
Editor’s Note: This press release was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 25, 2015. CMS proposes rule to strengthen managed care for Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees Proposal will modernize and improve quality of care for Medicaid and CHIP managed care plans Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
In February 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the federal Department of Health and Human Services had agreed to plow $8 billion in Medicaid savings back into the state's fragile health care... To view the full story, click the title link.
House Medicaid budget provision draws fire (WRAL-TV) -- The proposed House budget would give Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos sweeping authority to run North Carolina's Medicaid program, allowing her to push forward with changes to the program's details and overall structure with relatively little intervention from the General Assembly. Show More Summary
By ASHISH JHA, MD A few months ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put out its latest year of data on the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). As a quick refresher – HRRP is the program within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that penalizes hospitals for higher than expected readmission rates. We are
You gotta hand it to our health department. They are laser focused on this one. They want 85 percent of payments made to doctors by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be linked to clinical quality measures within the next two years. Moreover, I suspect the health department is still giddy from […]