Two top Democrats on the House Oversight Committee want to subpoena the Trump administration's documents around its Medicaid work requirement policy. HHS officials haven't responded to their previous requests for information.
The CMS wants to buck a trend of hospitals denying patient transfers from ambulatory surgery centers. The proposal is part of a broader effort to reduce providers' administrative burdens and improve access to care.
In 2017, the CMS' quality improvement organizations reported progress on a number of fronts in improving care for Medicare beneficiaries.
The ONC is expected to release its long-awaited rule on data-blocking in the fall. While fall doesn't officially begin until Sept. 22, could this still be the week?
The Medicare Shared Savings Program generated $1.84 billion in savings over three years, which is nearly twice the savings CMS data show, according to a new study commissioned by the National Association of ACOs.
A proposal to sharply cut the 340B drug discount program drew some 1,400 comments when the Trump administration announced its plan last year. But a review of the responses found that some individuals had no memory of signing anything, much less sending their opinions about it.
The Senate is expected this week to vote on legislation aimed at combating the opioid crisis. Meanwhile, physicians submit comments on the CMS' massive 2019 fee schedule rule.
New analyses of the major payment reforms begun during the Obama years suggest they do in fact lower healthcare spending. While the savings are small, they provide a strong argument for HHS Secretary Alex Azar to step up the pace of value-based reimbursement reform.
Providers are urging the CMS not to finalize a rule that could prevent patients from taking infusion drugs at home. If the agency moves forward with the plan, it could lead to higher Medicare costs as more patients may need to seek treatment at hospitals.
The 472 Medicare ACOs generated a total of $1.1 billion in savings in 2017, allowing the CMS to make a $313.7 million gain from the program after dishing out bonuses. The savings come as the CMS looks to overhaul the program.
RAND Corp. researchers suggested that hospital rating sites could be improved by allowing consumers to adjust the weight of quality measures used. But healthcare consumer analysts still don't think it can solve fundamental issues with the sites.
An ACO model that requires doctors to face major downside financial risk generated significant savings for Medicare in its first year, the CMS revealed in a new report.