Login

Forgot password?
Sign up today and your first download is free.
REGISTER

Medicare

April 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Association of American Medical Colleges delivered more requests to Congress, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, on Friday (April 17) calling for an additional provider loan program, increased payment to teaching hospitals and a nationwide uniform licensing standard to allow providers to more easily practice in other states.

April 16, 2020 | Daily News

CMS proposed to increase pay for inpatient rehabilitation facilities in fiscal 2021, lift the requirements for post-admission evaluations and allow non-physicians practitioners to provide more services under an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System proposed rule out Thursday (April 16).

April 16, 2020 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) has asked CMS for Medicare demographic data on COVID-19 infections that could document racial or ethnic disparities in outcomes, and he wants to know why that information hasn’t been released even though Vice President Mike Pence and CMS Administrator Seema Verma said last week it was coming soon.

April 15, 2020 | Daily News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Wednesday (April 15) indicated that not every regulation waived to help the health sector tackle COVID-19 might go back into place at the end of the public health emergency, and she specifically praised the new flexibility that telehealth has given beneficiaries.

April 15, 2020 | Daily News

A second round of CARES Act grants to health care providers will start going out this week, with a portion of the money targeted at providers in areas that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said Wednesday (April 15).

April 15, 2020 | Daily News

CMS on Wednesday (April 15) said it will nearly double payments for certain labs that use rapid-diagnosing tests for COVID-19.

April 14, 2020 | Daily News

As Congress prepares a fourth coronavirus stimulus package, providers and hospitals are asking for the initial $100 billion relief fund from the previous package to be replenished with another $100 billion in funding.

April 14, 2020 | Daily News

Beneficiary advocates, hospitals, and governors want to see more funding, expanded telehealth authorities and a focus on health disparities in a fourth coronavirus stimulus package Congress is crafting.

April 14, 2020 | Daily News

Congress’ Medicare pay advisers say trying to use 2020 data to adjust accountable care organizations’ spending and benchmarks is impractical and inequitable, given how varied the impact of COVID-19 has been, and the commission requests CMS not use data from this year to evaluate ACOs.

April 14, 2020 | Daily News

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and the top Democrats on key health committees -- Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) -- allege HHS didn’t follow Congress’ intent in how it distributed the initial $30 billion of the $100 billion in CARES Act funding for providers, demanding the remainder of the funds be distributed more equitably and target the areas hit hardest hit by the pandemic.

April 13, 2020 | Daily News

Hospitals and lawmakers are calling on the Trump administration to prioritize Medicaid providers and hot spots in the allocation of the remaining $70 billion relief fund from the CARES Act, with many saying some providers have been shortchanged by HHS’ allocation method for the initial $30 billion disbursement.

April 13, 2020 | Daily News

Three Democrats are concerned that White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner is tapping tech companies to help in sharing protected health data to establish a national coronavirus surveillance system and are calling on the administration to provide more information on its plans.

April 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission is pressing CMS to prioritize Medicaid providers when allocating the remaining money in the CARES Act provider relief fund, raising concerns the current disbursement formula leaves out disproportionate share hospitals.

April 10, 2020 | Daily News

CMS on Friday (April 10) proposed pay increases for skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and inpatient psychiatric facilities for fiscal 2021.

April 10, 2020 | Daily News

CMS on Friday (April 10) said it will allow diagnoses from telehealth encounters to count toward Medicare Advantage plans’ risk scores -- a move plans and telehealth providers have pushed for during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 10, 2020 | Daily News

More than 318,000 providers will see a portion of the $30 billion in CARES Act funding -- funneled through UnitedHealth Group -- and those providers will need to attest they agree with the terms and conditions associated with the funding within 30 days or return the funding within that same time period.

April 10, 2020 | Daily News

Providers must agree not to surprise bill coronavirus patients in order to receive any of the $100 billion allocated to them by the CARES Act, according to a terms and conditions document unveiled by HHS Friday (April 10).

April 10, 2020 | Daily News

Key health insurance industry lobbies sent congressional leaders a list of legislative proposals they say are needed to stabilize the entire health insurance market in the face of the ongoing public health crisis, including reforms to bolster the Medicare, Medicaid and employer-sponsored markets, as well as individual and small group plans.

April 10, 2020 | Daily News

HHS on Friday (April 10) announced the terms under which it will begin dispensing $30 billion in funding from the third coronavirus stimulus package, reiterating existing limitations that providers cannot use any of the money to provide abortions.

April 09, 2020 | Daily News

CMS on Thursday (April 9) temporarily loosened more federal regulatory requirements so that some medical professionals can perform additional services or practice with less rigorous supervision during the COVID-19 emergency.

Pages