By Seema Verma – Approximately 60 million Americans or roughly 1 in 5 live in rural areas, with nearly every state having a rural county. The Trump Administration recognizes the significant obstacles faced by patients and providers in rural areas.Read More
By Seema Verma – Between 2013 and 2016, Federal spending on Medicaid grew by over $100 billion. The program is often the first or second largest line item in state budgets.
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 thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of July that we think deserve sharing again.
By Seema Verma – Dear Doctor, Thank you for the difference you make in your patients’ lives. Many of our nation’s best and brightest students go into medicine – the competition is intense for every spot.
By Seema Verma – 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 US has accelerated at an alarming pace.
By Seema Verma – Over the past year, CMS has engaged with the provider community in a discussion about regulatory burden issues. This included publishing a Request for Information soliciting comments about areas of high regulatory burden.
By Seema Verma – I’m pleased to announce that 91 percent of all clinicians eligible for MIPS participated in the first year of the QPP – exceeding our goal of 90 percent participation.
By Seema Verma – As you may have heard, or perhaps you’ve seen a recent TV commercial, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will soon be issuing every Medicare beneficiary a new Medicare Card, without Social Security Numbers.