Sep 16, 2020
An all-too-common activity among some researchers is cherry picking data to support pre-conceived arguments. One of these false narratives is that hospitals and health systems are uniquely responsible for increased health care prices. But an examination of comprehensive data tell a different story.
Sep 1, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services over the Labor Day weekend will transition to a new email service. As a result, CMS will not be able to send or receive email during this time. Stakeholders are asked to hold emails until Tuesday, Sept. 6, to avoid any errors.
Sep 1, 2022
AHA yesterday submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in response to a request for information on the Medicare Advantage program. AHA in its letter raised concerns over certain Medicare Advantage organization practices and policies that restrict or delay access to care;…
Aug 30, 2022
Medicare pays most acute-care hospitals under the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). Some of these hospitals receive additional support from Medicare to help address potential financial challenges associated with being rural, geographically isolated and low volume.
Aug 17, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a new webpage with resources and guidance related to the dispute resolution process under the No Surprises Act, including guidance for disputing parties and a walk-through of the federal portal. CMS also has added functionality to…
Aug 16, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today approved state plan amendments allowing Hawaii, Maryland and Ohio to extend postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months after pregnancy for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees under the American Rescue Plan Act.
Aug 12, 2022
The House today voted 220-207 to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376), sending it to President Biden for his signature.
Aug 8, 2022
The first Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services model to screen patients for health-related social needs and refer them to needed services ended in April. In a new Health Affairs blog post, officials share findings and promising practices from the five-year model.