Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued the final rule for 2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System. This year’s rule includes policies that align with several key goals of the Administration
By Jonathan Blum, Carol Blackford, & Jean Moody-Williams – CMS plays an important role in protecting the health and safety of all Americans as they journey through the health care system. This is especially true during a pandemic, natural disaster, or other emergencies.
CMS released a Request for Information seeking public comment on the Medicare Advantage program. CMS is asking for input on ways to achieve the agency’s vision so that all parts of Medicare are working towards a future where people with Medicare receive more equitable, high quality, and person-centered care that is affordable and sustainable.
Rural Emergency Hospitals are a new provider type established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 to address the growing concern over closures of rural hospitals. The REH designation provides an opportunity for Critical Access Hospitals and certain rural hospitals to avert potential closure and continue to provide essential services for the communities they serve.
CMS issued the Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, which would significantly expand access to behavioral health services, Accountable Care Organizations, cancer screening, and dental care – particularly in rural and underserved areas.
The Biden Administration, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, announced a new model aimed at improving cancer care for Medicare patients and lowering health care costs.
By Kaycee Glavich MPP – To continue to improve the Medicare Advantage program, CMS recently released the Contract Year 2023 MA final rule. We’ve highlighted several of CMS’ key upcoming changes below.
CMS outlined an action plan that demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to provide high-quality, affordable health care for all people, regardless of their background, and to drive health equity across the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the 2021-2030 National Health Expenditure report, prepared by the CMS Office of the Actuary, that presents health spending and enrollment projections for the coming decade.