In CMS
Mar 13th, 2019
President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget allows for $87.1 billion in discretionary budget authority and $1.2 trillion in mandatory funding for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) commands the lion’s share of HHS’s budget, the Trump administration has found ways to cut $395 ...
In MACRA
Jun 21st, 2016
In April 2015, Congress signed the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act, known as MACRA. That legislation did a number of things, including eliminating the sustainable growth rate (SGR) calculation for computing the physician fee schedule; allowing for a .05 percent increase in Medicare reimbursement until 2019; and finally and most importantly, laying the groundwork ...