Center For Medicare And Medicaid Innovation

CMS announces rehospitalization initiative participants

CMS announces rehospitalization initiative participants

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A new federal program aimed at the reduction of hospitalization among nursing home residents, especially dual eligibles, announced seven health system participants Thursday.

CMS frees up $275 million for state coordinated care initiatives

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States eager to test payment reform models for federal health programs can apply for awards totaling $275 million, courtesy of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Care coordination efforts for seniors hinge on Supreme Court Affordable Care Act decision

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If the Supreme Court deems the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, the jobs of hundreds of federal workers hired to implement policies that affect nursing homes will be at stake, new reports suggest.

Why the Supreme Court will vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act

Why the Supreme Court will vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act

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You may not like — nay, hate — the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Supreme Court may agree with you. That doesn't mean the justices will strike it down.

CMS announces new bundled payment initiative for Medicare providers

A new initiative under the Affordable Care Act will provide bundled payments to healthcare providers — including post-acute facilities — to improve the coordination of care of Medicare beneficiaries when they are discharged from the hospital.

New Medicare, Medicaid initiative to experiment with ideas

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Let the brewing begin! That's how I interpreted this week's launch of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Berwick praises upcoming Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

The planned Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMI) has the potential to be the "jewel in the crown" of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Donald M. Berwick, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), said this week.

New acting director of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation named

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services disclosed this week that Richard Gilfillan, a former healthcare executive, has been tapped to be acting director of the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMI).

Healthcare law to save Medicare $8 billion by 2012, CMS says

Provisions in the healthcare reform law will help save Medicare nearly $8 billion by the end of 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Monday in a report.

Healthcare payment reforms must be implemented quickly, CMS told

Pilot programs designed to test new healthcare payment and reimbursement models under the new reform law need to be conducted much quicker, and more transparently, than previous demonstration projects, the Commonwealth Fund declared in a report released Tuesday.