CMS, MedPAC, and National Debt Commission Promote Medicare/Medicaid Innovation

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on December 3 that it will release proposed regulations on Medicare payments to accountable care organizations (ACOs). CMS's December 3 announcement comes on the heels of the White House's December 1 release of the report on the national debt which strongly urges CMS to accelerate use of ACOs and many other Medicare and Medicaid innovations that are authorized under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). [More]

 

HHS and States Implement High Risk Pools

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on July 1 that a national pre-existing condition insurance plan is open to applicants in 21 states where HHS is running the program. [More]

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Categories:Federal Health Care Reform

 

HHS Announces Additional Health Reform Grant Opportunities and Awards

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on June 3 that $60 million in grants will be available to States, Area Agencies on Aging, State Health Insurance Assistance Programs, and Aging and Disability Resource Centers for offering information and counseling on long term care choices. [More]

 

CMS Announces New Medicare/Medicaid Demonstration Projects

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced two large scale demonstration projects on January 27 designed to test the potential of exemplary practices in care coordination, pay-for-performance, and health information technology to drive improvements in quality and efficiency of care. [More]

 

State Health Care Innovation

 

As Congress begins to develop new federal legislation, States are continuing to fulfill their creative role as laboratories for health care innovation. [More]