CMS Pushes Effort to Curb Medicare Fraud

CMS wants stakeholder input on how best to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is launching a new five-part campaign to deter and punish waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare program, CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote in a blog post earlier this week. “Medicare’s transformation…

CMS to Hold Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule Listening Session

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Administrator Seema Verma will hold a listening session on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET to discuss the recently-released Interoperability and Patient Access proposed rule. The target audience for this listening session includes all Medicare fee-for-service providers and industry-wide stakeholders. GO…

Request for Information on Improving Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries with Social Risk Factors

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), is evaluating the effect of individuals’ socioeconomic status on quality measures and measures of resource use under the Medicare program. The first product of this effort, a December 2016 Report to Congress: Social Risk Factors and Performance…