Kenneth Yood

Kenneth Yood

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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House Republicans Push Back on Medicare’s New Mandatory Bundled Payment Models

On July 25, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule that promises to deliver coordinated, high-quality care for Medicare beneficiaries. The proposed rule (effective July 1, 2017)...more

10/20/2016 - ACOs Alternative Payment Models (APM) Bundled Payments CMS Hospitals Legislative Agendas Medicare Political Debates Quality of Care Standards

The MACRA Final Rule: The Art of the Transition

On Friday, October 14, 2016, CMS released the much-anticipated final rule (the “Final Rule”) implementing the Quality Payment Program (QPP), mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). ...more

10/19/2016 - ACOs Alternative Payment Models (APM) CMS Final Rules Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) Medicare Part B MIPS Provider Payments Quality Payment Program (QPP)

CMS says to physicians: Pick your pace for MACRA implementation. Physicians say to CMS: Thank you for hearing us.

On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed regulations (Proposed Regs.) as a first step in the implementation of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) provisions of the Medicare Access...more

9/27/2016 - Alternative Payment Models (APM) CMS Medicare Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) Physicians Provider Payments Quality Payment Program (QPP)

CMS Releases 2017 Medicare Hospital Payment Rates, Penalties for Poor Performers

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (Final Rule) modifying the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective...more

9/8/2016 - Acute Facilities Affordable Care Act CMS Electronic Health Record Incentives Final Rules Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Long Term Care Facilities Medicare Patient Prospective Payment System Payment Systems Two-Midnight Rule

The push for greater transparency in healthcare continues

Recently, CMS released the proposed fiscal year 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule for inpatient stays in long-term and general acute care hospitals. Included among the regular updates to Medicare payment...more

5/15/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Hospitals Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Medicare Physician Medicare Reimbursements Transparency

CMS Announces Participants in Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that over 500 organizations will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. The large number of participating...more

3/1/2013 - ACOs Bundled Payments CMS Medicaid Medicare

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