Stephanie Willis

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CMS’s Proposed Changes to the MSSP Aim to Grow Two-Sided Risk Models and Modify Processes for Evaluating and Facilitating Care...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published long-awaited changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The official version of the proposed rule (the Proposed Rule), released December 8th, 2014,...more

12/10/2014 - ACOs Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Medicare Shared Savings Program Proposed Regulation

CMS Releases MSSP and Pioneer ACO Data on Shared Savings and Losses – Where Do We Go From Here?

On September 16, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced key shared savings and losses results of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that began participating in the Medicare Shared Savings...more

9/24/2014 - ACOs CMS Healthcare Medicaid Medicare Medicare Shared Savings Program

Five Key Decisions for ACOs Looking to Participate in the 2015 MSSP

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the upcoming deadlines for the third round of new applications to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that...more

3/31/2014 - ACOs Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare

For New Recovery Audit Contracting Cycle, CMS “RAC”s up Changes

Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced important changes to the Recovery Audit Program. The agency had already begun the procurement process to find new Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) in...more

3/19/2014 - CMS Home Health Care OMHA Recovery Audit

CMS Announces 123 New ACOs; Doubles Down On Pioneer ACO Program

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to figure big in CMS’s health care reform agenda. On December 20th, the agency’s Innovation Center published a Request for Information (Pioneer RFI) seeking input on how to...more

12/30/2013 - ACOs CMS Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicare Shared Savings Program Request For Information

Updated Self-Disclosure Protocol Clarifies Disclosure Process and Obligations

Individuals and entities subject to the Civil Monetary Penalty Law (CMP) have received clarification regarding the process for disclosing and resolving potentially unlawful conduct involving the federal health care programs...more

4/23/2013 - CMS Damages Disclosure Requirements OIG Overpayment Self-Disclosure Requirements

CMS Sets Dates for Accepting Another Round of MSSP ACO Applications

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing to open its doors for another round of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). This year, CMS is...more

4/3/2013 - ACOs CMS Healthcare Medicare Shared Savings Program

CMS Hospital Inspection Report Database Creates More Transparency

Transparency in healthcare reached a new level over the weekend when the Association of Healthcare Journalists (AHCJ) unveiled a searchable database of past Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital deficiency...more

3/22/2013 - Association of Healthcare Journalists CMS Healthcare Hospitals Safety Violations

Medicare Shared Savings Program Grows by 106 ACOs in 2013

Yesterday the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services formally announced the 106 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the 2013 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) cycle. CMS also announced that 15...more

1/13/2013 - ACOs CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program

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