StrategyStakeholders Press Congress to Suspend 2% Sequester Cuts
The U.S. House this is expected to take up an emergency spending bill for the coronavirus, but sequestration relief is...
StrategyAnd Then There Were Two: Biden, Sanders Debate With Coronavirus On Everyone's Mind
Amid the coronavirus crisis, a near empty bar screens the Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate former...
Clinical CareCMS Lifts Barriers to COVID-19 Tests, Treatments
MA, Part D plans given option to waive cost-sharing and prior authorizations.
StrategyPresident Trump Signs $8.3B Coronavirus Funding Bill, Telehealth Restrictions Waived
The decision to waive restrictions on telemedicine for Medicare beneficiaries was praised by the American Telehealth Association.
Clinical CareSeniors Often Face New Disabilities After Hospital Discharge
Research suggests that these new disabilities can lead to readmissions, placement in a nursing home, and continued declines in patients'...
StrategyVerma Raps Accrediting Organizations' 'Glaring Conflict of Interest'
CMS administrator says her agency will "enhance" oversight of accrediting organizations "in the near future."
StrategyGuardian Elder Care to Pay $15.4M to Settle Overbilling Allegations
Guardian directed its nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio to upcharge Medicare at the highest level for medically...
FinanceValue-based Metrics Penalize Top-Performing Hospitals
Hospitals recognized for high-quality cardiac care are more likely to be penalized under value-based programs than other hospitals.
FinanceMore than 60% of Medicare Enrollees Concerned With Surprise Medical Bills
Additionally, almost 40% of enrollees said having an in-network provider was their top concern when receiving medical care.
NursingWhy Home Health Care Is Suddenly Harder To Come By For Medicare Patients
Home health agencies across the country are grappling with a significant change as of Jan. 1 in how Medicare pays...
Clinical CarePreeminent Hospitals Penalized Over Rates Of Patients' Injuries
CMS this week identified 786 hospitals that will receive lower payments for a year under the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program.
InnovationCMS to Combine, Standardize Compare Tools
The new format is designed to facilitate access through a single-entry point.