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  • CMS Finalizes Rule that Encourages More Choices and Lower Costs for Seniors

    CMS Finalizes Rule that Encourages More Choices and Lower Costs for Seniors

    CMS Finalizes Rule that Encourages More Choices and Lower Costs for Seniors CMS Administrator Seema Verma: Today’s rule puts patients at the center in making the best decisions about their care.” Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that strengthens the Medicare program by providing seniors more choices and…
  • CMS announces 2019 Medicare Parts A & B premiums and deductibles

    CMS announces 2019 Medicare Parts A & B premiums and deductibles

      Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Parts A and B.  “CMS is committed to empowering beneficiaries with the information they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.  “In addition to the information we recently released…
  • New MIPS Resources are Now Available in the QPP Resource Library

    New MIPS Resources are Now Available in the QPP Resource Library

    New MIPS Resources are Now Available in the QPP Resource Library CMS has posted the following new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) resources on CMS.gov: 2019 Virtual Groups Toolkit: Includes an overview fact sheet, which details what virtual groups are and how to participate in a virtual group in 2019; an election process fact sheet…
  • CMS Finalizes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden

    CMS Finalizes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden

      CMS Finalizes Changes to Empower Patients and Reduce Administrative Burden Changes in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System final rule will advance price transparency and electronic health records   Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to empower patients and advance the White…
  • CMS Empowers Patients and Ensures Site-Neutral Payment in Proposed Rule

    CMS Empowers Patients and Ensures Site-Neutral Payment in Proposed Rule

      CMS Empowers Patients and Ensures Site-Neutral Payment in Proposed Rule Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) & Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) proposed rule advances CMS commitment to increasing transparency and lowering drug prices Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took steps to strengthen the Medicare program with proposed changes to ensure that…
  • CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

    CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

    CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients Americans enjoy the benefits of the best healthcare providers and innovators in the world. Yet while the volume of care consumed by American patients has not increased dramatically comparative to similar economies, the cost of care in the United States has accelerated at an alarming pace. Healthcare costs…

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  • Guest Post: 2018 CMS Quality Conference Game Changers -- ESRD Patient SMEs in Action January 9, 2019
    The 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference brought together CMS program leaders, contractors, federal partners, clinicians, thought leaders, caregivers and patients to exchange innovation strategies, learn best practices and spread solutions for health care quality improvement.  At the heart of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) meeting track, kidney disease patient […]
  • 10 Tips to Make the Most of the 2019 CMS Quality Conference January 9, 2019
    Over 3,000 attendees are expected at the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference, including a variety of health care quality stakeholders attending to gain valuable insights from engaging presentations. The following is a list of tips to help maximize your in-person or virtual conference experience:  1. Follow the conference social media ambassadors […]
  • Meet the 2019 CMS Quality Conference Social Media Ambassadors January 9, 2019
    Building on the success of the 2018 Social Media Ambassador Program, this year’s CMS Quality Conference features 10 social media ambassadors representing a diverse array of stakeholders and backgrounds. These social media influencers in health care quality improvement will post regular updates, photos and insights from the conference to Twitter using the hashtag #CMSQualCon19.  Subscribe to the QIO Program’s CMSQualCon19 Ambassadors Twitter […]
  • Q&A with CMS CCSQ Technical Advisor Monique Ndenecho January 9, 2019
      Monique Ndenecho, MPH serves as the Technical Advisor for Communications and Outreach with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ). In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing communications for the CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program. She also has led the CMS Quality Conference Planning […]
  • Did You Know? January 9, 2019
    The CMS Quality Conference has a new home this year! The 2019 conference will be held at the Baltimore Hilton at 401 West Pratt Street. Learn more about the conference here. Inquire about last-minute registration opportunities by contacting cmslogistical@thebizzellgroup.com.
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