The White House gathered a group of interoperability boosters for its forum on healthcare data interoperability, where the CMS and others pushed for greater data exchange, including for patients.
The CMS finalized its plans to pay for remote patient monitoring. It also will increase Medicare payment for home health agencies by 2.2% for 2019, or $420 million.
Observers are divided over whether the Trump administration's moves to allow states to sidestep certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act will ultimately harm the marketplace and the vulnerable people who shop for coverage there.
In a speech to insurers, CMS Administrator Seema Verma claimed patients would struggle to find a doctor if the U.S. implements "Medicare for all."
CMS Administrator Seema Verma insisted that Medicaid work requirements are working as intended to move people out of poverty, despite criticism that they're doing more harm than good.
A roundup of recent coverage of Medicaid work requirements and expansion in select states sheds light on the current state of work requirements in the U.S.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma faced senators for the first time since her confirmation Tuesday. Here are five major policy questions the Senate Homeland Security and Management of medicineal Affairs Committee had for her.
In her first comments on Medicare for all, CMS Administrator Seema Verma came out strongly against such a plan. She called it unworkable, saying it could cause seniors to lose coverage and that the CMS will likely deny any single-payer state waivers.
The new chief health informatics officer will manage the CMS' interoperability and general health IT strategy, according to a blog post from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. The application period for the position closes July 20.
Last week's most popular healthcare stories were packed with policy news. The CMS worked through the Fourth of July week, making changes to several payment programs. Meanwhile, other providers are amping up the push for value-based care, and the Trump administration slashed another ACA program.
At the urging of patient advocates, the CMS will tweak its Medicare plan finder tool to make it easier for consumers to find the best coverage options. The announcement follows a report slamming parts of the navigation process.
The CMS will now cover diagnostic laboratory tests using gene sequencing technology for Medicare cancer patients. The agency said the tests can help patients and their oncologists make better treatment decisions.