StrategyJudge Grants Hospitals Victory in Site-Neutral Payments Dispute
A federal judge vacated the CMS policy, saying the agency overstepped its legal authority in making the payment cut to...
Clinical CareStakeholders Rap CMS Mandatory Radiation Oncology Model
Providers raise concerns that the mandatory CMMI payment models will create unnecessary burdens and challenges.
StrategyAre Your Business Affiliates in Trouble? Prepare to Let CMS Know
The agency finalized a rule to strengthen the government's ability to prevent fraud and block providers from federal health programs.
StrategySeema Verma's American Dream: Empower Consumers, Unleash Competition
The CMS administrator views her work as public service, aims to put patients in the center of the healthcare decision-making...
StrategyAndy Slavitt Doesn't Want to Talk About Seema Verma
The former acting CMS administrator says his focus now is on using all available tools, from public policy advocacy to...
Electronic Attachment Rule Still Going Begging at CMS
Proposed rule now slated for a December release, according to Unified Agenda.
StrategyMedicare Plan Finder Tool Revamped to Make Comparison Shopping Easier
The mobile-friendly redesign will walk users through the enrollment process, letting them search for additional information on pricing, supplemental benefits,...
CMS Plans 2021 'Update' for Hospital Quality Star Ratings
Policymakers are sifting through more than 800 public comments on proposed changes to the Hospital Compare methodology.
Clinical CarePrior Authorization Fixes Still a Medicare Priority, Says CMS Chief
Process needs to be less burdensome, Verma says
CMS Expands Star Ratings for Exchange Health Plans
Starting with the 2020 enrollment period, Health Exchange plans in every state will be graded on a five-star quality rating....
InnovationIs IPPS Obsolete?
The inpatient prospective payment system provides for a new technology add-on payment, but it is vital for hospitals to understand...
Clinical CareMedicare to Cover Costly CAR T-Cell Cancer Therapy Nationwide
The new rule stipulates that coverage will be provided only at healthcare facilities that are enrolled in FDA risk evaluation...