Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services
A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services program created to reduce hospital readmissions among nursing home residents has shown positive results after three years, the agency announced.
With all the changes to the MDS on Oct. 1, 2013, how will payment be affected?
Healthcare spending totaled $2.7 trillion in 2011 and accounted for 17.9% of the nation's gross domestic product, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Health outlays rose by 3.9% in 2011, which was identical to the increases seen in both 2010 and 2009.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a regulation increasing Medicare payments to hospices by 1.4% for fiscal year 2010.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday proposed reducing Medicare payment rates for physicians by 21.5% in calendar year 2010. It also disclosed other physician payment reforms as part of the administration's healthcare reform agenda.