House Legislation Takes Aim at CMMI Models

Bill Presses for Greater Transparency, Strengthened Oversight Key members of two House committees with jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid have introduced legislation to increase oversight and accountability of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). CMMI is the division of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) having broad authority to test innovative…

Members of Congress Ask CMS to Stop Home Health Cuts Based on Behavioral Assumptions

GO HERE to stop home health payment cuts! A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and members of the House of Representatives, including Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL-7) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16), have written to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to ask her to…

Legislation to Stop Home Health Rate Cuts Introduced in Congress

STOP THE PROPOSED CMS HOME HEALTH RATE CUT! A bill just introduced in the House of Representatives would eliminate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ability to reduce reimbursement rates for home health care. The Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of February 2018 authorized CMS to make rate adjustments on the basis of assumptions…