CMS launched a new app that gives consumers a modernized Medicare experience with direct access on a mobile device to some of the most-used content on Medicare.gov. The new “What’s Covered” app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see…. The post New App Displays What Original Medicare Covers appeared first on Health […]
CMS recently completed a large-scale effort to provide new Medicare cards without Social Security numbers to people with Medicare. The new cards support the agency’s work to protect personal identity and reduce fraud and abuse. The post CMS Finalizes New Medicare Card Distribution Ahead of Deadline appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Sanjay Seth MD – When it comes to the proposed “Pathways to Success” for ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, my suggestion is this: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. The post It’s Too Early for Proposed ACO `Pathways to Success’ Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program appeared first on […]
Pathways to Success – this new direction for the Shared Savings Program redesigns the participation options available under the program to encourage Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to transition to performance based risk more quickly and, for eligible ACOs, incrementally, to increase savings for the Trust Funds. The post Final Rule Creates Pathways to Success for […]
By Tim Engelhardt – CMS released a report that demonstrates how empowering states can help reduce costs. The report summarizes the final Medicare Parts A & B actuarial savings analysis of the Washington managed fee-for-service demonstration… The post Washington Managed Fee-for-Service Demonstration: 2015 and 2016 Medicare Actuarial Savings Report appeared first on RCM Answers.
In a proposed rule issued, CMS took action to build upon the Administration’s ongoing efforts to modernize the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs, which provide seniors with Medicare health and prescription drug coverage through private plans. The post CMS Proposes to Modernize Medicare Advantage, Expand Telehealth Access for Patients appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Seema Verma – Healthcare is taking up an increasing share of the U.S. economy, and by 2026 the CMS Office of the Actuary projects that one in every five dollars spent in America will be spent on healthcare. The post Modernizing Medicare to Take Advantage of the Latest Technologies appeared first on HITECH Answers: […]
CMS started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 6 states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The post New Medicare Card Mailing Update Wave 6 Begins, Wave 4 Ends appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Phil Galewitz – Accountable care organizations were among the key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act, designed to help control soaring Medicare costs. ACOs were expected to save the government nearly $ 5 billion by 2019, according to the CBO. The post Medicare To Overhaul ACOs But Critics Fear Less Participation appeared first on […]
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