In first blow to a CMS 2017 Final Rule, a court ruling in Missouri has invalidated the agency's attempt to deduct Medicare and private insurance payments as offsets when calculating outlays to hospitals under the DSH program.
Physicians who are anxious about year 2 of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) got some relief from a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) official, but some of the agency's answers were still pretty fuzzy.
Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress on the plan in an election year.
Here's a quick way for the U.S. government to save over half a billion dollars. Stop paying for coverage of medical procedures that have no evidence to support them and that are little more than quackery.