On July 14 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP), an initiative to provide $100 million in federal funding for technical assistance (TA) to states to...more
After much delay, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) today announced a dozen awards under its Health Care Innovation Award (HCIA) Round two competition. The $1 billion funding competition sought proposals...more
This week President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal, which provides useful information on his priorities for the year but, as is normally the case, is not likely to gain much traction; the administration...more
Last week, as the Affordable Care Act turned three, the drumbeat of concern over Medicare Advantage cuts grew louder when Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch – as well as 98 house...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.
On November 30, CMS’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced its preliminary list of 48 clinical episodes (and included MS-DRGs) it will test in Models 2 through 4 of its Bundled Payments for Care...more
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