In CMS
Sep 29th, 2011
Building on the patient-centered medical home concept, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) launched a new initiative Sept. 28, which the agency says will “help primary care practices deliver higher quality, more coordinated and patient-centered care.” Known as the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, the collaborative will seek to align “multi-payer payment reform with ...
In CMS
Apr 15th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published in the Federal Register (vol. 76, No. 67) April 7 a notice regarding accountable care organizations (ACOs) with comment period. Together, these federal agencies are seeking public comment on the proposal for waivers of certain fraud and abuse laws to ...
Apr 1st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued, March 31, a proposed rule that would establish a new vountary type of health care entity under the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires the Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary to establish the Shared Savings Program by Jan. ...
In CMS
Oct 29th, 2010
During a daylong event convened, Oct. 5, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG), leaders shared their views about what the government needs to do to ensure the success of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). A key focus of the workshop was on ...