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…Read More
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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.
By Randy Pate – Millions of Americans enjoy the flexibility, lower premiums, and tax advantages of enrolling in a HSA through their jobs. But did you know that you can also enroll in an HSA-eligible High Deductible Health Plan in the individual health insurance market through HealthCare.gov?
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 Kate Goodrich MD – CMS is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for the development, improvement, updating, and expansion of quality measures for use in the Quality Payment Program.
By Kate Goodrich MD – CMS is actively working to move the needle on improving quality in healthcare without additional burden to those providers on the frontlines. CMS recently launched a new initiative, ‘Meaningful Measures,’ which will streamline current measure sets.