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CMS Provides Details on Medicare Chronic Care Payments

Following up on last year’s announced introduction of special payments to physicians who care for seniors with chronic medical conditions, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a draft regulation that provides further information about how those payments would work. Under the proposed rule, Medicare will pay physicians $41.92 for non-face-to-face management of chronic care services for selected Medicare patients.  Physicians could receive no more than one such payment per patient per month for activities that include the development and revision of care plans, communication with the involved patient’s other providers, and prescription drug management. The proposed [&hellip

NAUH Comments on Proposed FY 2015 Medicare Inpatient Regulation: Part 7 of 7

Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) publishes in the Federal Register a draft regulation describing how it proposes paying hospitals for the inpatient care they provide to their Medicare patients in the coming fiscal year.  The proposed inpatient prospective payment system regulation for FY 2015 was published on May 15, and as always, CMS invited interested parties to submit written comments. The National Association of Urban Hospitals has always found CMS to be receptive and even responsive to its comments and therefore takes the opportunity to submit detailed comments and suggestions about the agency’s annual proposal. [&hellip

Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment on the Rise

Enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) increased by six million people between October of 2013 and April of 2014. Most of these new enrollments were driven by Medicaid expansion  authorized by the Affordable Care Act, and the increase of six million participants represents half of the Medicaid and CHIP enrollment increase expected through the end of 2016. Learn more about where the increases are occurring, why they are occurring at different rates in different states, and more from the new Urban Institute paper “Measuring Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment Progress Under the Affordable Care Act,” which can be found [&hellip

NAUH Comments on Proposed FY 2015 Medicare Inpatient Regulation: Part 6 of 7

Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) publishes in the Federal Register a draft regulation describing how it proposes paying hospitals for the inpatient care they provide to their Medicare patients in the coming fiscal year.  The proposed inpatient prospective payment system regulation for FY 2015 was published on May 15, and as always, CMS invited interested parties to submit written comments. The National Association of Urban Hospitals has always found CMS to be receptive and even responsive to its comments and therefore takes the opportunity to submit detailed comments and suggestions about the agency’s annual proposal. [&hellip

NAUH Comments on Proposed FY 2015 Medicare Inpatient Regulation: Part 5 of 7

Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) publishes in the Federal Register a draft regulation describing how it proposes paying hospitals for the inpatient care they provide to their Medicare patients in the coming fiscal year.  The proposed inpatient prospective payment system regulation for FY 2015 was published on May 15, and as always, CMS invited interested parties to submit written comments. The National Association of Urban Hospitals has always found CMS to be receptive and even responsive to its comments and therefore takes the opportunity to submit detailed comments and suggestions about the agency’s annual proposal. [&hellip

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