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CMS Proposes to Test New Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Models

March 9th, 2016|

CMS proposes to test new Medicare Part B prescription drug models to improve quality of care and deliver better value for Medicare beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to test new models to improve how Medicare Part B pays for prescription drugs and supports physicians and other clinicians in delivering higher quality care.

Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model Second Application Cycle Announcement

March 7th, 2016|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center (CMS Innovation Center) is announcing the second and final round of applications for the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model.

Bridging the Healthcare Digital Divide: Improving Connectivity Among Medicaid Providers

March 4th, 2016|

The great promise of technology is to bring information to our fingertips, connect us to one another, improve our productivity, and create a platform for the next generation of innovations.

HHS Reaches Goal of Tying 30 Percent of Medicare Payments to Quality

March 4th, 2016|

A major milestone in the effort to improve quality and pay providers for what works

20 Million People Have Gained Health Insurance Coverage because of the Affordable Care Act

March 4th, 2016|

More than 6 million uninsured young adults have gained health insurance coverage since 2010

More Than 10 Million People with Medicare Have Saved over $20 Billion on Prescription Drugs Since 2010

February 9th, 2016|

The Department of Health and Human Services released today new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

New Proposal to Give Providers and Employers Access to Information to Drive Quality and Patient Care Improvement

January 30th, 2016|

MACRA provides expanded opportunity for the use of Medicare and private sector claims data to drive higher quality, lower cost care

CMS Announces Proposed Improvements to Medicare Shared Savings Program

January 29th, 2016|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released a proposed rule to update the methodology used to measure the performance of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program).

CMS Releases First Ever Home Health Patient Experience of Care Star Ratings

January 28th, 2016|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the first patient experience of care star ratings on Home Health Compare (https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html).

Powerful New Ads Mark the 5th Year of the Successful “Tips From Former Smokers” Campaign

January 25th, 2016|

A brand-new series of emotionally powerful ads kick off the fifth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign.

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