The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently announced that, beginning January 1, 2017, Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee will be permitted to offer what are known as “value-based insurance design” (“VBID”) plans.
As U.S. healthcare providers continue to use telehealth, telemedicine, and virtual care services to expand their services and geographic footprint overseas, they are beginning to ask whether or not Medicare will cover telehealth services provided to Puerto Rico.
Medicare is now in its third year of testing their “Independent at Home” project, which was created by the Affordable Care Act.
On Tuesday, August 4, Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn) and Bill Cassidy (R-La) introduced The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015.
“It’s a bizarre program that is absolutely essential to American healthcare.”
When President Johnson outlined his vision in the 1960s to achieve a Great Society, he mapped out a long “to do” list. Central to his mission to eliminate poverty, end racial disparities, and improve the quality of life of millions of Americans was the creation of the Medicaid and Medicare public health insurance programs.
At the White House Conference on Aging, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed new rules to improve the care of approximately 1.5 million elderly who reside in more than 15,000 long-term care (LTC) facilities nationwide.
On July 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule.
Like an episode of The West Wing, CMS followed the venerable tradition of announcing “bad news” before the start of a long holiday weekend.
On July 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed calendar year (CY) 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System rule (collectively, OPPS rule).