Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Opinion: Lack of rapid diagnostic tools contributes to Covid-19 deaths | STAT | 6/22/2020

… for a pandemic. It could not have known it would be needed so soon. BARDA is a dominant medical research and development governmental entity in the U.S. and abroad. It has also supported the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval of payments based on value , having realized the high, hidden costs of older diagnostic tests when compared to the cost/benefit savings that accrue from using rapid diagnostics. BARDA …

Biden’s Mask Of Moderation Has Finally Slipped | Forbes | 6/22/2020

… is Sen. Bernie Sanders, his former rival for the Democratic nomination. Sanders has been stumping for Medicare for All , and the abolition of private insurance, for decades. Donald Berwick, a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Barack Obama, is another longtime advocate of single-payer on the task force. They’re joined by Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who has introduced Medicare for All legislation in …

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Exclusive — Seema Verma: Cuomo, Other Democrat Governors’ Coronavirus Nursing Home Policies Contradicted Federal Guidance | 6/22/2020

… Universe Coronavirus Exclusive — Seema Verma: Cuomo, Other Democrat Governors’ Coronavirus Nursing Home Policies Contradicted Federal Guidance 20,983 Alex Brandon/AP Photo Matthew Boyle 22 Jun 2020 Washington, DC Seema Verma, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), told Breitbart News exclusively that New York’s Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other Democrat governors originally issued guidance that contradicted federal guidelines for nursing homes battling the coronavirus pandemic …

In U.S., 1 in 4 COVID-19 Deaths Are Residents of Nursing Homes | 6/22/2020

… American population that has borne a crushing burden from the pandemic. Most residents have been in lockdown since early March, isolated from families and friends, even in death. AP’s analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that nearly half of the more than 15,000 nursing homes have reported suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 7. About 1 in 5 facilities — or …

CMS warns nursing homes against seizing residents’ stimulus checks | 6/21/2020

CMS warns nursing homes against seizing residents’ stimulus checks By Naomi Jagoda The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Thursday that nursing homes that confiscate residents’ coronavirus stimulus payments could be subject to federal enforcement actions, including possible removal from participating in Medicaid and Medicare programs. CMS said in a news release that it is aware of allegations that some nursing homes are demanding residents’ payments, and that …

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… decisions made by our government, we are not certain all is being done to stop the spread of the virus within these facilities. CDC regulations aren’t stringent enough More than two weeks ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services imposed strict limitations on nursing home visits, albeit with some exceptions for end-of-life situations. While these measures are undoubtedly protecting nursing home residents across the country, they have …

Covid-19 update: Advocates for nursing-home residents skeptical of recent inspections that found almost no infection-control issues | 6/21/2020

Health Secretary Eric Friedlander showed these data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on June 8 to argue that Kentucky had done a better job of protecting nursing-home residents and employees from the novel coronavirus than all states had done as a whole. As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-19 disease, this story may be updated. Official state guidance is at kycovid19.ky.gov …

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital earns Patient Experience Award | 6/21/2020

… patient experience, according to Healthgrades. This is the seventh year in a row that Wentworth-Douglass has earned this distinction. Healthgrades evaluated 3,346 hospitals that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from April 2018 through March 2019, to identify hospital performance. Of those hospitals evaluated, 424 hospitals outperformed their peers—based on their patients’ responses—to achieve this …

More Help is on the Way For Accountable Care Organizations: CMS Announces New Relief For ACOS Struggling With The Covid-19 Crisis | 6/20/2020

… In short, the survey results strongly suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has been undermining the stability of the Medicare ACO program. As if in a direct response to the NAACOS survey results, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has taken action to provide at-risk ACOs with various forms of relief under their respective APM programs in order to help such ACOs through the COVID-19 healthcare …

Nursing homes represent more than 1 in 4 coronavirus deaths | Philly Tribune | 6/20/2020

… American population that has borne a crushing burden from the pandemic. Most residents have been in lockdown since early March, isolated from families and friends, even in death. AP’s analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that nearly half of the more than 15,000 nursing homes have reported suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 7. About 1 in 5 facilities — or …

Racial profiling allegations at Lovelace to be investigated | 6/20/2020

… a disgusting and unforgivable violation of patient rights,” the governor wrote. “The state of New Mexico is investigating whether this constitutes a CMS violation and will unequivocally hold this hospital accountable.” CMS is the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In a statement provided to the Journal Friday, Lovelace said the hospital’s screening practices of pregnant women had been …

Some federal data on COVID-19 in nursing homes inconsistent with facilities’ numbers | 6/20/2020

… For months we have been fighting hard to get you more information about COVID-19 cases and deaths inside Indiana’s long term care facilities. That is because the state only provides aggregate totals. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services fulfilled a promise and published its own list in early June. CMS’s numbers include COVID-19 data reported by nursing homes across the country to the CDC. The information includes …

Gov. Northam Changes Position, Releases Virginia Nursing Home Virus Data | 6/20/2020

… Associated Press and other news outlets that they have had a hard time obtaining information at the height of outbreaks. Northam also said his decision was prompted by faulty data released by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about nursing home cases, which the governor said had created confusion. Republicans blasted Northam, saying he had the legal authority to release the names of the nursing homes much earlier …

Judge Delivered Huge Blow To Obama’s Legacy, Rules Nearly $1 Billion Stolen By Obamacare, Orders ‘Stolen’ Funds To Be Repaid [Flashback] | 6/20/2020

Faith Politics Judge Delivered Huge Blow To Obama’s Legacy, Rules Nearly $1 Billion Stolen By Obamacare, Orders ‘Stolen’ Funds To Be Repaid [Flashback] By click to comment ICYMI 8/18 – Opinion U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had unlawfully required six states — Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin — to foot the bill for health care providers, paying a fee that Obamacare …

Grand Island Regional Medical Center on track for July opening | 6/20/2020

… toward the end of May,” he said. “Now we’re waiting to hear from our Medicare surveyors on our results.” Speicher expects the new center to be open in July on a limited basis. “The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has to pass us with a survey that was just provided to us a week ago,” he said. “Once we get that confirmed, we can start seeing Medicare-only patients …

Missouri nursing home COVID-19 deaths climb to 305 in new federal report | 6/20/2020

… homes in Missouri and infected more than 1,245 other residents, according to new federal data. The death toll is up by 52, or nearly 21%, since the first tally released June 4 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services . In all, about 80 federally licensed nursing homes across the state have been affected by the disease, the CMS reported Thursday. The increase comes as nearly 30 nursing homes in …

Investigation launched into nursing homes’ handling of coronavirus funding | 6/20/2020

National leaders are launching an investigation into nursing homes and how they are handling the coronavirus crisis, specifically asking how they spent federal funds during the pandemic and their efforts to prevent further infections. Letters seeking information were sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , the federal agency that oversees nursing homes, as well as the five largest for-profit nursing home companies in the country. Read the …

GCH recognized for commitment to patient safety | News | junctioncityunion.com | 6/20/2020

… the American Hospital Association/Health Research and Educational Trust (AHA/HRET) and which is coordinated in Kansas by KHC. GCH received “Highest Achievement” recognition for working toward AHA/HRET network goals set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions. “We are pleased to receive this special recognition of our team’s patient-focused efforts to provide the best care possible to …

Reed, Scalise seek probe of Cuomo’s nursing home COVID policies | 6/19/2020

… are calling for an independent investigation of how five states, including New York, managed COVID patients and nursing homes as the coronavirus pandemic was growing. Governor Andrew Cuomo, they say, defied guidelines by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services when ordering nursing homes to take in patients who had tested positive for COVID-19. More than 6,200 deaths in nursing homes are linked to COVID-19. Reed and Scalise …

McDermottPlus Check-Up: June 18, 2020 | 6/19/2020

… finalized a rule rolling back non-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CONGRESS Lawmakers Push to Make Some Telehealth Changes Permanent. Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) called for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to permanently lift restrictions that limit the use of telehealth to rural areas during a Committee hearing this week. The so-called “originating-site” rule requires beneficiaries receiving telehealth …

Nursing homes represent more than 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths | Seattle Times | 6/19/2020

… American population that has borne a crushing burden from the pandemic. Most residents have been in lockdown since early March, isolated from families and friends, even in death. AP’s analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that nearly half of the more than 15,000 nursing homes have reported suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 7. About 1 in 5 facilities — or …

Nursing homes represent more than 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths - SFGate | 6/19/2020

… American population that has borne a crushing burden from the pandemic. Most residents have been in lockdown since early March, isolated from families and friends, even in death. AP’s analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that nearly half of the more than 15,000 nursing homes have reported suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 7. About 1 in 5 facilities — or …

Nursing homes represent more than 1 in 4 U.S. coronavirus deaths | Honolulu Star-Advertiser | 6/19/2020

… American population that has borne a crushing burden from the pandemic. Most residents have been in lockdown since early March, isolated from families and friends, even in death. AP’s analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that nearly half of the more than 15,000 nursing homes have reported suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 7. About 1 in 5 facilities — or …

Healthcare professionals endorse the return of sales reps into hospitals (with some new guidelines of course). | 6/19/2020

… medtech representatives as healthcare facilities consider when and how to safely resume elective surgeries paused during the pandemic. Several medical device companies, especially those in orthopedics, have suffered major drops in sales since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommended in March that healthcare providers postpone elective procedures until further notice to preserve personal protective equipment. The CMS decision followed one by the American College of Surgeons calling …

Nursing homes represent more than 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA | Star Telegram | 6/19/2020

… American population that has borne a crushing burden from the pandemic. Most residents have been in lockdown since early March, isolated from families and friends, even in death. AP’s analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that nearly half of the more than 15,000 nursing homes have reported suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 7. About 1 in 5 facilities “ or …

CDC

VHCA-VCAL, LeadingAge Virginia, and VALA Statement on Licensed Nursing Homes Dashboard | 5/18/2020

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) via the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Virginia’s assisted living facilities are also reporting cases to their local health departments and to the Virginia Department of Social Services, as well as reporting their personal protective equipment (PPE) burnrate and inventory to DSS. Assisted living facilities may choose to use the NHSN. It is important …

Food and Drug Administration

‘We need a comprehensive battle strategy’: States opening their economies lack benchmarks for reimposing restrictions - The Washington Post | 5/15/2020

Food and Drug Administration and administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President George W. Bush, said state leaders know “they may need to pause or even step back.” AD Sign up for our Coronavirus Updates newsletter to track the outbreak. All stories linked in the newsletter are free to access. “But we haven’t seen a whole lot of detail on those specific plans in most states …

Department of Health and Human Services

Opinion: Three traps for the unwary in HHS’ provider relief fund | 5/11/2020

… Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced during a White House briefing that the first $30 billion would be flowing to providers with “no strings attached.” advertisement By the time the first deposits starting appearing in provider bank accounts on April 10, regulators at the Department of Health and Human Services had added 10 pages of “Relief Fund Payment Terms and Conditions” to the requirements in the CARES Act appropriations …

Medicare Advantage

DaVita Inc. COVID-19 Response Efforts and 1st Quarter 2020 Results | 5/6/2020

… and help preserve precious hospital resources. We have been collaborating with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and dialysis providers … or other government-based programs and the impact of the Medicare Advantage benchmark structure; risks arising from potential and proposed federal and/or state legislation, regulation, ballot, executive action or other initiatives, including such initiatives …

National Cancer Institute

Insight into FDA’s Revised Policy on Antibody Tests: Prioritizing Access and Accuracy | 5/4/2020

… 16 policy was intended to limit antibody testing to laboratories certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to perform testing in high-complexity and point … and Development Authority to help establish a capability at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for the U.S. Government to independently validate certain antibody tests, including antibody tests that were not the subject of an EUA …

Mental Health

Centene To Invest In Critical Mental Health Resources | 5/4/2020

Centene To Invest In Critical Mental Health Resources Centene partners with organizations across the country to support their respective mental health efforts during COVID-19 pandemic News provided by May 04, 2020, 07:00 ET Share … indebtedness; our ability to maintain or achieve improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star ratings and maintain or achieve improvement in other quality scores in each case that can impact revenue …

ACOs

CMS removes COVID-19 inpatient treatment from ACO performance calculations | Healthcare Finance | 5/2/2020

The interim rule is extending the mitigation of shared losses back to January 2020. Susan Morse , Managing Editor The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an interim final rule to remove spending associated … is to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on ACOs in advance of the deadline for the organizations to leave MSSP without financial penalty. The National Association of ACOS wants to see the Medicare …

ACO

CMS removes COVID-19 inpatient treatment from ACO performance calculations | 5/2/2020

The interim rule is extending the mitigation of shared losses back to January 2020. Susan Morse , Managing Editor The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an interim final rule to remove spending associated … is to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on ACOs in advance of the deadline for the organizations to leave MSSP without financial penalty. The National Association of ACOS wants to see the Medicare …

Population Health

CMS removes COVID-19 inpatient treatment from ACO performance calculations | 5/2/2020

The interim rule is extending the mitigation of shared losses back to January 2020. Susan Morse , Managing Editor The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an interim final rule to remove spending associated … their public health emergency response while maintaining their investments in population health .” Twitter: @SusanJMorse News Once-failing hospitals say accountability, transparency key to surviving fallout from failing patient safety grades When Leapfrog released their Spring …

Digital Health

Final rules on info blocking pose multiple challenges – but also big opportunities | Healthcare IT News | 5/1/2020

Digital Health Policy Advisors, and Steven Gravely, founder and CEO of the Gravely Group, who presented information on emerging regulations a recent HIMSS20 Digital presentation, Implementing 21st Century Cures: A Data Access Gamechanger . In March, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized how rules will spell out requirements for interoperability, the use of application programming interfaces to enable data …

HIPAA

Ciitizen: ‘Significant Improvement’ in HIPAA Right of Access Compliance | HealthIT Security | 5/1/2020

HIPAA and Compliance News Ciitizen: ‘Significant Improvement’ in HIPAA Right of Access Compliance The third version of Ciitizen’s Patient Record Scorecard, evaluating providers on their compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s Right of Access, saw … rules from the Office of the National Coordinator and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which has stressed the need and right of patients to have access to their health information The Office for …

Home Health

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces 8 New Contracts in Texas, New iUGO Care Module | Globe Newswire | 4/30/2020

home health agencies and an oncology specialist practice. The oncology practice will be using Reliq’s new iUGO Care PCM (Principle Care Management) module. New billing codes for PCM were introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2020. These codes allow specialists to provide care management services to patients with one high risk disease or complex chronic condition, unlike Chronic Care Management (CCM) codes which are designed …

Readmissions

Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. Announces 8 New Contracts in Texas, New iUGO Care Module | 4/30/2020

… be using Reliq’s new iUGO Care PCM (Principle Care Management) module. New billing codes for PCM were introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2020. These codes allow specialists to provide … timely interventions by the care team to prevent costly hospital readmissions and ER visits. Reliq Health Technologies trades on the TSX Venture under the symbol RHT and on the OTCQB as RQHTF. ON BEHALF OF …

American Hospital Association

With pandemic, some groups disappointed in delayed interoperability rules - MedCity News | 4/26/2020

… to make it easier for patients and other organizations to access health records. The new rules were released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC … giving them another six months to come into compliance. The American Hospital Association said the additional flexibility from CMS was “encouraging,” but asked for more leeway from the ONC. Claudia Williams, CEO of nonprofit health …

Electronic Health Records

After fierce opposition, EHR giant Epic now supports ONC, CMS interoperability rules | 4/24/2020

After launching a fierce opposition campaign to federal data-sharing rules, Epic is now voicing support for the new regulations aimed at improving patients’ access to their health data. The electronic health records (EHR) giant said the final interoperability rules from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published March 9 include many of the changes that Epic and other stakeholders …

Infection Prevention

AMS Onsite, CoastalDx Partner with PruittHealth for Infection Prevention at Long-Term Care Facilities | PR Newswire | 4/24/2020

ANNAPOLIS, Md. , April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – AMS Onsite , the leading infection prevention specialists for America’s long-term care facilities, and its preferred lab, CoastalDx , today announced an agreement with PruittHealth , a family-owned network of … infection control measures, which were adopted in March by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) . AMS Onsite’s comprehensive infection control and prevention program, Sterisis , was specifically developed for long-term and post-acute …

AHIP

ONC, CMS give some breathing room for interop rules during COVID-19 | 4/22/2020

… 9 of the long-awaited interoperability final rules from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services happened to coincide with the acceleration of the coronavirus … will be implemented and enforced on schedule.” In a statement, AHIP expressed appreciation for the enforcement discretion to “allow hospitals and health insurance providers to remain focused on caring for patients through the COVID-19 …

WEDI

WEDI Announces Presenters and Session Details for WEDI 2020 Virtual Conference | PRWeb | 4/17/2020

WEDI Announces Presenters and Session Details for WEDI 2020 Virtual Conference Share Article Industry Luminaries George Halvorson and Alexandra Mugge Headline the Online Slate. “We’ve structured this year’s virtual conference to be as flexible as … Institute for Intergroup Understanding Alexandra Mugge, Deputy Chief Health Informatics, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Donna Campbell, Provider Portal & Provider Connectivity Product Manager, HCSC Patrick Murta, Solution Architecture Fellow, Humana Chris Bailey, Director, MiHIN …

Health Information Management

Wolters Kluwer Collaborates with the American Health Information Management Association to Provide Members with MediRegs Content | PR Newswire | 4/16/2020

NEW YORK , April 16, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. today announced a new collaboration with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). For the first time, Wolters Kluwer will provide AHIMA members with access to … fact sheets. Final and proposed federal regulations. Content from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, including: Manual Transmittals and MLN Matters Article Quality, Safety, & Oversight - General Information (QSO Letters) Court cases and administrative actions …

ACA

Trump’s disdain for ‘Obamacare’ could hamper virus response | 4/13/2020

The Trump administration’s unrelenting opposition to “Obamacare” could become an obstacle for millions of uninsured people in the coronavirus outbreak, as well as many who are losing coverage in the economic shutdown. Experts say the … Ron Wyden, D-Ore. and Patty Murray, D-Wash. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs HealthCare.gov, did not respond to the AP’s questions about how it’s promoting the availability of ACA coverage …

Cures Act

CMS Finalizes 2021 Rate Increases for Medicare Advantage | WebMD | 4/8/2020

CMS Finalizes 2021 Rate Increases for Medicare Advantage What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Tuesday that it will raise per-capita payments … a new risk-adjustment model required by the 21st Century Cures Act. According to the fact sheet, 75% of the risk score in 2021 will be based on the 2020 CMS-Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC …

Telehealth

Fresenius Medical Care North America Highlights Home Growth and Telehealth Success | 4/6/2020

Fresenius Medical Care North America Highlights Home Growth and Telehealth Success Number of Patients Using Home Dialysis Increases Almost 15 Percent In Past Year News provided by Apr 06, 2020, 13:00 ET Share this article … of a presidential executive order announced in July 2019 , the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has encouraged the shift to home therapies. Since their merger with NxStage in February 2019 , FMCNA has already …

Health Insurance Marketplace

Insurance marketplaces offer help with coronavirus job cuts | Yahoo News | 4/3/2020

FILE - This screen grab from the website HealthCare.gov shows the extended deadline for signing up for health care coverage for 2020. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via AP, File) More More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic. The health insurance markets are a backbone of the Obama-era law …

COVID-19

In-Person Testing and Signature Requirements Waived for Home Oxygen Needs | PR Newswire | 4/2/2020

In-Person Testing and Signature Requirements Waived for Home Oxygen Needs CMS guidelines for supplemental oxygen adjusted to protect patients during COVID-19 crisis News provided by Apr 02, 2020, 11:52 ET Share this article CHICAGO , April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is urging pulmonary disease patients, healthcare providers and oxygen suppliers to use new guidelines issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) during …

Coronavirus

To Stop COVID-19, Seema Verma Sees Cutting Red Tape For Hospitals As Key : Shots - Health News : NPR | 4/1/2020

The Coronavirus Crisis To Stop The Pandemic, Seema Verma Is ‘Getting Rid Of A Lot Of Regulations’ Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email March 31, 2020 5:21 PM ET Mary Louise Kelly Twitter Enlarge this image Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 10th, 2020. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Al Drago …

DaVita

DaVita Inc. COVID-19 Response Efforts and 1st Quarter 2020 Results | PR Newswire | 5/6/2020

DENVER , May 5, During the first quarter of 2020, DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ) took significant steps to respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while continuing to provide high-quality care for its patients … with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and dialysis providers nationwide to help ensure that the dialysis community is able …

Quest Diagnostics

Clinical Genomics Expands Strategic Relationship with Quest Diagnostics and Further Increases Momentum for Innovative First-Line Colorectal Cancer Screening Blood Test | 4/30/2020

Advances key development milestones for the Trident Program – – Further strengthens strategic alliance with Quest Diagnostics focused on the Trident Program for CRC screening – BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Clinical Genomics (“CG” or the “Company”), a provider of advanced … with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to finalize clinical study design with the goal of securing U.S. Premarket Approval (“PMA”) and a National Coverage …

Epic Systems

Once a holdout, Epic supports new interoperability rules - MedCity News | 4/24/2020

Health IT , Policy Once a holdout, Epic supports new interoperability rules After publicly campaigning against the ONC’s planned interoperability rules, Epic Systems said the agency has addressed privacy concerns in the final version of the legislation. Post a comment / Apr 23, 2020 at 7:38 PM Shares 1 Once a vocal holdout, Epic Systems said it supports the final version of new interoperability rules passed last month by the Centers for …

LabCorp

White House asks all hospitals to report data on COVID-19 testing | Healthcare IT News | 3/30/2020

… their in-house labs with federal agencies. March 30, 2020 12:34 PM The White House Coronavirus Task Force and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are asking all U.S. hospitals to report critical data … those who outsource testing to private labs and commercial labs – LabCorp, BioReference Laboratories, Quest Diagnostics, Mayo Clinic Laboratories and ARUP Laboratories – such reporting is not required. But for those hospitals that do their own tests …

Vizient

Vizient Shares Supply Strategy Recommendations to the Administration for Personal Protective Equipment and Pharmaceuticals during COVID-19 Crisis | Business Wire | 3/19/2020

IRVING, Texas- Following its participation in the March 11 meeting at the White House with members of the Coronavirus task force, Vizient is sharing the list of recommendations it provided to the Trump administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that focus on supply strategies for personal protective equipment (PPE) and medications. The company also applauds the administration for …

Walgreens Healthcare

Walgreens Joins Collaboration with Administration and Industry Partners to Provide Access to Government-Run COVID-19 Testing Facilities | Business Wire | 3/13/2020

DEERFIELD, Ill.- Walgreens pledged today in a White House meeting its commitment to aid the Administration in providing access to COVID-19 testing. Walgreens will dedicate temporary space at select locations, outside of the stores … the Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The company will work closely with stakeholders at participating locations to ensure the health and safety of customers …

Cerner

Op-Ed: Health Care Is Too Important To Stay The Same | HIT Consultant | 3/9/2020

Leave a Comment Brent Shafer, Cerner CEO & Chairman of the Board Virtually every business around the globe is contending with how to improve the consumer experience in an era of digitization. We live in a … of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are advancing proposals to improve patient access and interoperability between health systems. The passage of these rules has …

Centene

U.S. government proposes higher payments to Medicare insurers in 2021 | Yahoo News | 2/6/2020

Centene Corp are among the largest players in the Medicare Advantage market, in which private insurers are paid a set rate by the government to manage member healthcare. The government payment rates affect how much insurers charge for monthly premiums, plan benefits and ultimately, how much they profit. Medicare Advantage covers about one-third of the people enrolled in the government’s Medicare program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Fresenius Kabi

CMS Assigns HCPCS Level II Code for Omegaven® (fish oil triglycerides) from Fresenius Kabi | Business Wire | 1/29/2020

LAKE ZURICH, Ill.- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned an HCPCS Level II code to Omegaven ® , the newest parenteral nutrition product introduced in the United States by Fresenius Kabi. Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. The new HCPCS Level II code – B4187, Omegaven, 10 grams lipids – became effective January 1, 2020. CMS …

HealthSherpa

HealthSherpa enrolls over 1 million Americans during Open Enrollment Period | PRWeb | 1/7/2020

HealthSherpa enrolls over 1 million Americans during Open Enrollment Period Share Article Enrollment more than doubled compared to 2019 SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) January 07, 2020 With the close of the open enrollment period in the … to take advantage of the deadline extension granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In total, HealthSherpa accounted for over 14% of ACA enrollments across the 38 Federal Marketplace states. Most HealthSherpa consumers …

Express Scripts

Monday, December 23, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 12/23/2019

… said Friday, a sign of continued demand for the program amid persistent uncertainty over its future. Preliminary numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services showed that 8.3 million people enrolled from Nov. 1 … costly robotic-assisted systems for surgery. (12/20) Modern Healthcare: Cigna’s Express Scripts Partners With Prime Therapeutics Cigna Corp.’s Express Scripts and Prime Therapeutics solidified the terms of a three-year collaboration as the pharmacy …

CVS

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 12/18/2019

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma. “That is unacceptable and represents a missed opportunity to save lives and improve patients’ quality of life.” (Sullivan, 12/17) Justice Department Sues CVS Over Allegations It Fraudulently Billed Medicare For Stale Prescription Refills The Department of Justice said CVS Health’s troubled Omnicare business was routinely filling prescriptions that had expired or run out of refills. Omnicare distributes drugs to skilled-nursing …

CVS Health

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 12/18/2019

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma. “That is unacceptable and represents a missed opportunity to save lives and improve patients’ quality of life.” (Sullivan, 12/17) Justice Department Sues CVS Over Allegations It Fraudulently Billed Medicare For Stale Prescription Refills The Department of Justice said CVS Health’s troubled Omnicare business was routinely filling prescriptions that had expired or run out of refills. Omnicare distributes drugs to skilled-nursing …

McKesson

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 12/18/2019

… Organ Donations “Every day, twenty Americans die waiting for an organ and thousands of Americans are languishing on waitlists,” said Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma. “That is unacceptable and represents a … in Wayne County and names as defendants AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson and Walgreens, which have also been sued in other states. (12/17) The Baltimore Sun: With Opioid Deaths Still Coming, Maryland Starts Search For New …

Caravan Health

Caravan Health to Host Webinar on Direct Contracting Model Opportunity | PR Newswire | 12/13/2019

Caravan Health to Host Webinar on Direct Contracting Model Opportunity News provided by Dec 13, 2019, 11:32 ET Share this article KANSAS CITY, Mo. , Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Caravan Health announced a webinar on Wednesday, December 18 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET to discuss the newly released request for application for the Direct Contracting model from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS is accepting letters …

GE Healthcare

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… Sciences Epigenomics Epistem EQT Evotec Exact Sciences Exiqon Exonhit Ezose Sciences (part of Shionogi) FEI Company Foundation Medicine Fujirebio Diagnostics GE Healthcare Genetic Technologies Geneva Bioinformatics (GeneBio) Genomic Health GenWay Biotech Great Point Partners GSK … British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [ Australia ] EMA (European …

Alere

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… ABT Molecular Imaging ACS Biomarker Advanced Cell Diagnostics (ACD) Advion Bioanalytical Labs (part of Quintiles) Affymetrix Agendia Agilent Alacris Theranostics Alere Amarantus BioSciences Amgen Applied Biosystems (part of Life Technologies) Aptiv Solutions Arctic Partners ARIAD … British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [ Australia ] EMA (European …

Pfizer

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… also discusses activities of the big pharmaceutical companies that are investing in biomarkers development through, for example, collaborations with CROs: • Pfizer • Novartis • Roche Diagnostics • Ventana Medical Systems • Merck & Co. • Sanofi • GSK • Abbott Laboratories • AstraZeneca • Key … British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [ Australia ] EMA (European …

Novartis

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… discusses activities of the big pharmaceutical companies that are investing in biomarkers development through, for example, collaborations with CROs: • Pfizer • Novartis • Roche Diagnostics • Ventana Medical Systems • Merck & Co. • Sanofi • GSK • Abbott Laboratories • AstraZeneca • Key questions … British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [ Australia ] EMA (European …

Celgene

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… Women’s Hospital Bristol- Myers Squibb Cancer Research Technology Caprion Proteomics CBC (Comprehensive Biomarker Centre GmbH) Celera (part of Quest Diagnostics) Celgene Cell Signaling Technology Celldex Therapeutics Cephalon (part of Teva) Charles River Laboratories Chronix Biomedical … British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [ Australia ] EMA (European …

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | 12/4/2019

… List of Organizations Mentioned in the Report American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) American Heart Association (AHA) Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) [US] British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [ Australia ] EMA (European Medicines Agency) ETH Zurich European Commission European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and …

Merck

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… companies that are investing in biomarkers development through, for example, collaborations with CROs: • Pfizer • Novartis • Roche Diagnostics • Ventana Medical Systems • Merck & Co. • Sanofi • GSK • Abbott Laboratories • AstraZeneca • Key questions answered by this report: • How is … British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [ Australia ] EMA (European …

Teva Pharmaceutical

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | 12/4/2019

… Shionogi Siemens Siemens Healthcare Singulex Inc Sividion Diagnostics SMA Foundation [US] Stemina Biomarker Discovery Sysmex Technology Strategy Board (TSB) [UK] Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Thallion Pharmaceuticals The Biomarkers Consortium Thermo Fisher Sciences Thermo Fisher Scientific Transgene … British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [ Australia ] EMA (European …

Teva Pharmaceutical

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | 12/4/2019

… Shionogi Siemens Siemens Healthcare Singulex Inc Sividion Diagnostics SMA Foundation [US] Stemina Biomarker Discovery Sysmex Technology Strategy Board (TSB) [UK] Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Thallion Pharmaceuticals The Biomarkers Consortium Thermo Fisher Sciences Thermo Fisher Scientific Transgene … British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [ Australia ] EMA (European …

Thermo Fisher

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… formerly OncoMethylome) • Myriad Genetics • Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) • Pacific Biomarkers • Parexel • Proteome Sciences • QIAGEN • Quest Diagnostics • Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc • Thermo Fisher Scientific • Worldwide Clinical Trials (WWC) • WuXi PharmaTec • Our study also discusses activities of … British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [ Australia ] EMA (European …

Citigroup

Lobbying world | 12/4/2019

… working group. He has worked at the Cleveland Clinic for more than two years and before that worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for more than six years. Brendan Parets has rejoined … N.Y.), is leaving his post to be a lobbyist for Citigroup . Brian Barnard will be senior manager of federal affairs for Uber , based in Washington, D.C. He previously was a senior adviser to Transportation Secretary …

Morgan Stanley

Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) Expected to Post Earnings of $2.18 Per Share | 12/3/2019

… the prior year, the company posted $4.58 earnings per share. Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on HUM shares. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $360.00 target price (up from $337.00 … supplemental benefit plans to individuals. It also has contract with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to administer the Limited Income Newly Eligible Transition prescription drug plan program; and contracts with various states to provide …

Rock Health

Quartet Health announced a tie-up with Cambia Health Solutions after securing $67.5 million | 12/2/2019

… Rock Health. And investors are willing to bet bigger on these companies: The average deal size for behavioral health cos has swelled 73% from last year to reach $26 million. See the rest of the story at Business Insider See Also: Amazon Alexa now boasts medication management features The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new Plan Finder platform is misleading seniors Alexa is coming to more everyday household devices …

JP Morgan Chase

How Ambulatory Surgical Centers are Leveraging Patient Engagement to Grow Market Share - What Hospitals Can Do to Compete – Industry Analysis by Loyale Healthcare | PRWeb | 10/30/2019

… several other more consumer-friendly care delivery channels. These include retailers like CVS Health and Walgreens Health , as well as promising new approaches from innovators like Haven Healthcare (the joint venture of Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway), Apple Health and others. All of these alternatives to the traditional hospital care delivery model are aiming to capture share in a marketplace that’s desperate for more convenient, affordable care. Playing …

Mosaic Health Solutions

Eleanor Health Launched to Treat Opioid and Substance Use Disorders With Whole-Person Approach | PR Newswire | 9/4/2019

… continuum in order to improve the patient journey and increase long-term recovery rates and overall health outcomes for individuals. Eleanor Health is also announcing major financing completed in July 2019 , led by Mosaic Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Blue Cross NC. Additional investors include Town Hall Ventures, a venture firm co-founded by Andy Slavitt , former Acting Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Town Hall …

Goldman Sachs

InGenesis, Inc. CEO Honored by Association of Latino Professional for America (ALPFA) as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas of 2019 | PR Newswire | 8/21/2019

… accolade with other powerful women who have leadership roles in companies such as Google, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, McDonald’s, UPS, Goldman Sachs, and many others. Click here to access the 2019 list of the Top … the few staffing firms to earn a certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its quality improvement organization. InGenesis, Inc. is based in San Antonio, Texas with 50 satellite locations in the …

Cambia Health Solutions

Anthem, Humana along with Apple and Google testing API for patient access to claims data | FierceHealthcare | 8/3/2019

While announcements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and major tech giants took center stage at the Blue Button Developers Conference on Tuesday, there was another initiative announced that could potentially have huge … choice. Twenty organizations—including Apple, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cambia Health Solutions, Google, and Humana—have agreed to perform “real-world testing” of the API to prepare for a broad product launch of the …

Andreessen Horowitz

Freenome draws $160M to support its ‘multiomics’ cancer blood test programs | FierceBiotech | 7/24/2019

… platform, and support plans to submit its test for colorectal cancer for a parallel review by the FDA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additionally, the series B money—which brings the South … FierceMedTech’s 2017 Fierce 15 Freenome Previous investors also participated: namely Andreessen Horowitz, GV, Data Collective Venture Capital, Section 32, and Verily Life Sciences, which helped design and build Freenome’s lab space. “Since our founding in …

Baxter International

Baxter Supports Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative and Plans Significant U.S. Investment to Help Drive Implementation – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 7/11/2019

… around the world, Baxter is committed to help drive U.S. home dialysis adoption in line with Administration’s goals DEERFIELD, Ill. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a global innovator in renal care, announced its full support … the U.S. to align with the proposed models from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and patient and market dynamics across the adoption curve. Investments are expected to be made accordingly in potential new …

Bain Capital

Anthem, Inc. to Acquire Beacon Health Options | Business Wire | 6/6/2019

… talented and committed team at Beacon, and we look forward to our future with Anthem.” Anthem will acquire Beacon from Bain Capital Private Equity and Diamond Castle Holdings, who invested to grow and improve the … imposed thereon; our ability to maintain and achieve improvement in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, Star ratings and other quality scores and funding risks with respect to revenue received from participation therein …

Bear Stearns

The Big Money is Betting on Healthcare and What That Means for Providers and Patients: Healthcare Industry Analysis by Loyale Healthcare | PRWeb | 6/5/2019

… spending. JP Morgan is paying more than $500 million for the business, making it the lender’s largest takeover since buying Bear Stearns and the bank assets of Washington Mutual in 2008, according to people with … to reach $6 trillion by 2027, according to the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The entry of a bank into the healthcare industry likely signals just the first of many acquisitions and mergers …

JP Morgan

The Big Money is Betting on Healthcare and What That Means for Providers and Patients: Healthcare Industry Analysis by Loyale Healthcare | PRWeb | 6/5/2019

… competitive, consumer-centered and financially rewarding. Banks Enter the Healthcare Industry A point in fact is the recent announcement of JP Morgan Chase buying medical payments technology firm InstaMed to push more deeply into the … to reach $6 trillion by 2027, according to the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The entry of a bank into the healthcare industry likely signals just the first of many acquisitions and mergers …

Fortress Investment Group

Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos gets $100 million lifeline From Fortress - MarketWatch | 12/23/2017

… Valley blood-testing company Theranos Inc. told its investors this week that it has secured a $100 million loan from Fortress Investment Group LLC, averting for now a possible bankruptcy filing as its remaining cash … technology and practices sent it into a downward spiral. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services banned Ms. Holmes from owning or operating clinical laboratories for two years. In addition, investors and former partners sued …

TPG Capital

Endo Announces Appointment of Dr. Sharad S. Mansukani to Board of Directors and Resignation of Mr. Douglas S. Ingram | CNBC | 11/9/2017

… enthusiastic about the future of the Company and the opportunities ahead.” Dr. Mansukani currently serves as a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital LP and on the Board of Directors of Kindred Healthcare, Inc. He previously … served as a Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Mansukani completed a residency and fellowship in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a …

HCA

Here’s a look at just how much HCA, UHS and CHS took in CARES Act cash | 4/30/2020

HCA Healthcare, Universal Healthcare Services and Community Health Systems each told analysts how much in bailouts they took home from the feds. They also said they received more than $5.5 billion in accelerated Medicare payments. The CARES Act, passed last month, allocated $100 billion to cover related expenses for meeting COVID-19 outbreak and for recouping lost revenue. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also announced healthcare providers and …

Mayo Clinic

Q&A: Why contract tracing will be key to fighting the coronavirus | 4/27/2020

… out their own programs as they look to reopening. Coronavirus: The Race To Respond Pence forgoes a face mask at Mayo Clinic Coronavirus updates: U.S. death toll nears 60,000 as labs race for a vaccine … dozen public health experts, led by former Acting Administrator for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Andy Slavitt and former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, sent a letter to congressional leaders Monday recommending …

DaVita Medical Group

DaVita Inc. Provides Commentary on the COVID-19 Pandemic | 4/13/2020

… as their needs evolve. DaVita has been working collaboratively with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American … of the equity purchase agreement for the sale of our DaVita Medical Group (DMG) business, such as post-closing adjustments and indemnification obligations; the variability of our cash flows, including without limitation any extended billing …

Sutter Health

DOJ Launches Lawsuit Against Anthem for Risk Adjustment Fraud | 3/30/2020

… Anthem knowingly disregarded its duty to ensure the accuracy of the risk adjustment diagnosis data that it submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (‘CMS’) for hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries covered … court battle occurred in early 2019 between the DOJ and Sutter Health. The DOJ said that Sutter Health had used risk scores to gain higher payments. That legal battle ended with Sutter Health paying out …

Mount Sinai Health System

CMS tells hospitals, dentists to cancel elective surgeries - MedCity News | 3/19/2020

To preserve protective equipment and ICU beds, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is telling hospitals and dental practices to postpone elective surgeries. In a guidance issued late Wednesday, CMS Administrator Seema Verma advised … and New York. Some of them include Swedish Medical Center, Mount Sinai Health System, and Mayo Clinic. But CMS made it clear that hospitals across the country, even in areas with few cases, should be …

Cleveland Clinic

Lobbying world | 12/4/2019

By Alex Gangitano - 12/03/19 07:25 PM EST © Greg Nash Dan Farmer , senior director of government relations at Cleveland Clinic, will join BGR Government Affairs as a vice president in January. Farmer will be in BGR’s access and reimbursement working group. He has worked at the Cleveland Clinic for more than two years and before that worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for more than six years. Brendan …

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | 12/4/2019

… List of Organizations Mentioned in the Report American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) American Heart Association (AHA) Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) [US] British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [ Australia ] EMA (European Medicines Agency) ETH Zurich European Commission European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and …

Massachusetts General Hospital

Visiongain Report Provides Critical Market-led Data on the 57bn Biomarkers Market | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

… American Heart Association (AHA) Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) [US] British Heart Foundation [UK] Broad Institute [US] Cancer Research UK Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [US] Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA … Consortium (ICGC) Les entreprises du médicament (LEEM) [ France ] Malmö University Massachusetts General Hospital Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics [ Germany ] National Academy of Sciences National Cancer Institute (NCI) [US] National Health Service (NHS) [UK] National …

Lahey Health

Verma Urged By Senators To Investigate Racial Bias In Health Care Tools Based On Artificial Intelligence | Kaiser Health News | 12/4/2019

… N.J.), a presidential candidate, and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wrote in a letter to Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The letter was released Tuesday. (Cooney, 12/3) In other … data from patients and devices. Halamka will leave Beth Israel Lahey Health in Boston to become president of the Mayo Clinic platform, a unified data repository the Minnesota-based health system is creating to develop …

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

Trump administration official heads to Uber - POLITICO | 12/3/2019

Cleveland Clinic and before that worked in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and as a Democratic congressional aide. — While its top brass is Republican, BGR boasts several Democratic lobbyists, including Remy Brim , who leads the firm’s health care practice. In a statement, Bob Wood , the firm’s chief executive, said policy expertise can be more important than connections on today’s K Street. “Clients look to BGR for policy expertise …

Kaiser Permanente

‘I feel like I’m in jail’: Hospital alarms torment patients | FierceHealthcare | 12/2/2019

… for patients, leaving them with often irreversible functional decline, research has shown. Bed alarms have proliferated since 2008 when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services declared hospital falls should “never” happen and stopped paying … of the Kaiser Family Foundation, which is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Read more on …

SSM Health

‘I Feel Like I’m In Jail’: Hospital Alarms Torment Patients | Kaiser Health News | 12/2/2019

… leaving them with often irreversible functional decline, research has shown. /p p Bed alarms have proliferated since 2008, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services declared hospital falls should “never” happen and stopped paying … be done.” /p p Dr. Fred Buckhold, an internist at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital in Missouri, said one patient’s experience spurred his hospital to reduce reliance on bed alarms. /p p A 67 …

Sentara Healthcare

‘I Feel Like I’m In Jail’: Hospital Alarms Torment Patients | Kaiser Health News | 12/2/2019

… leaving them with often irreversible functional decline, research has shown. /p p Bed alarms have proliferated since 2008, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services declared hospital falls should “never” happen and stopped paying … p Dr. Joel Bundy, chief quality and safety officer at Sentara Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system that includes the Virginia Beach hospital, said nurses in that oncology unit decided to use bed alarms …

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach VA

‘I Feel Like I’m In Jail’: Hospital Alarms Torment Patients | Kaiser Health News | 12/2/2019

… span class=”byline” Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News /span p When Kea Turner’s 74-year-old grandmother checked into Virginia’s Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital with advanced lung cancer, she landed in the oncology unit … p p Bed alarms have proliferated since 2008, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services declared hospital falls should “never” happen and stopped paying for injuries related to those falls. After that policy change …

Moffitt Cancer Center

‘I Feel Like I’m In Jail’: Hospital Alarms Torment Patients | Kaiser Health News | 12/2/2019

… leaving them with often irreversible functional decline, research has shown. /p p Bed alarms have proliferated since 2008, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services declared hospital falls should “never” happen and stopped paying … during her hospital stay, said Turner, a researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida who studies, among other things, patient safety. /p p Many hospitals, she said, don’t seem to have evidence-based strategies …

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Business Notes | 11/26/2019

… received HIIN Achievement Awards for outstanding work to reduce patient harm and readmissions. It goes to hospitals that meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services improvement goals on at least 80 percent of measures … people of Florida. Cohen earned his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1960. He served as chair of the Pediatrics Department at Wayne State University School of Medicine and chief …

Intermountain Healthcare

Dixie Regional Medical Center scores ‘A’ grade for patient safety | 11/23/2019

… The grades are determined from a combination of 28 evidence-based, national measures of hospital safety including those from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and secondary data sources, according … hugs Kristofer Chesley after being surprised at Redrock Pediatrics at Intermountain Healthcare Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah, June 7, 2018 File photo by Mikayla Shoup, St. George News Some of the highest marks …

OneOncology

OneOncology Study Reveals Important Insights for Value-Based Care | 11/23/2019

OneOncology Study Reveals Important Insights for Value-Based Care Nov 23, 2019 (16 hours ago) PRN NASHVILLE, Tenn: OneOncology leaders – Aaron Lyss, MBA and Stephen Schleicher, MD, MBA – and leaders at Tuple Health, published an article in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Oncology examining the implications of the newly approved standard-of-care immunotherapies within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) value-based payment model, the …

Tenet Healthcare

Bill to prevent sudden hospital closure moves along in City Council - WHYY | 11/21/2019

… began in the 1990s, in a series of acquisitions that began with Allegheny Health, which eventually sold the hospital to Tenet Healthcare. American Academic Health bought Hahnemann from Tenet in 2018, along with St. Christopher’s … primary teaching hospital for Drexel’s College of Medicine — but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that funds the residencies, objected to their sale and ultimately won a temporary stay on that …

MD Anderson Cancer Center

First Edition: November 20, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/20/2019

… hundreds of dollars per hour, and Verma and Brady Brookes, Verma’s deputy chief of staff — offers fresh insight into the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ use of federal funds to employ a range of … Hahn, who currently serves as the chief medical executive of MD Anderson Cancer Center, is auditioning for the FDA’s top job at a transformational time for the agency. (Florko, 11/20) The Wall Street Journal: Generic …

Indiana University School of Medicine

Regenstrief Institute partners with startup to improve care in nursing homes | 11/20/2019

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Innovation. In return for its support, Regenstrief is receiving a stake in the company, led by Kathleen Unroe, M.D., MHA, a Regenstrief research scientist, Care Revolution chief executive officer, practicing geriatrician and associate professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. “Investing in Care Revolution was an easy choice for us,” said Peter Embí, M.D., M.S., Regenstrief president and chief …

Maricopa Integrated Health System

(USA-AZ-Phoenix) RN Care Transition Coordinator | 11/19/2019

Job Information Maricopa Integrated Health System RN Care Transition Coordinator in Phoenix , Arizona Under the direction of the Director of Care Management the RN Care Transition Coordinator (CTC) is accountable for identifying, stratifying, and addressing the needs of high risk populations encountered during inpatient hospitalization. The RN CTC will be responsible for establishing and managing populations of high risk and other assigned populations at Maricopa Medical Center (MMC) in a …

Northwell Health

AdvantageCare Physicians, Northwell form women’s health partnership | Crain’s New York Business | 11/19/2019

… two expansive health care networks. ACP has more than 35 medical offices in New York City and on Long Island. Northwell Health is the largest health care provider in the state, with facilities stretching from … care physicians. Nimaroff compared the agreement to the way the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has begun penalizing hospitals if they fail to meet standards for surgical site infections that occur during hysterectomies. Dr …

Dignity Health

Sutter Health Pays $30 Million To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit After Allegedly Paying Doctors For Patient Referrals | 11/15/2019

… further procedures, rather than to other hospitals. The health system then allegedly filed reimbursement claims for those procedures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The whistleblower who brought forward the suit once worked … admit liability in that case. Last month, a nurse at Dignity Health-owned Mercy General Hospital in East Sacramento pleaded guilty for taking illegal kickbacks in exchange for making Medicare beneficiary referrals, according to the …

Ascension

First Edition: November 13, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/13/2019

… her office’s spending of hundreds of thousands of dollars on outside GOP communications consultants with close ties to President Trump. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma said the use of contractors … and lawmakers. The data on patients of St. Louis-based Ascension were until recently scattered across 40 data centers in more than a dozen states. Google and the Catholic nonprofit are moving that data into …

Health Net

Centene To Invest In Critical Mental Health Resources | PR Newswire | 5/4/2020

… For many, the emotional trauma of COVID-19 will last longer than the pandemic itself. Centene is partnering with Allegheny Health Network and the CARES Institute at Rowan University to fund 25 virtual Trauma-Focused … indebtedness; our ability to maintain or achieve improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star ratings and maintain or achieve improvement in other quality scores in each case that can impact revenue …

Centene Corp

Centene And Quest Diagnostics Team Up To Increase Access To COVID-19 Testing | PR Newswire | 4/29/2020

… are uninsured. Brooks continues, “We are pleased to be able to offer these additional testing opportunities to our communities.” About Centene Corporation Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise … indebtedness; our ability to maintain or achieve improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star ratings and maintain or achieve improvement in other quality scores in each case that can impact revenue …

Fidelis Care

VNSNY to take Covid-19 referrals from hospitals | Crain’s New York Business | 4/1/2020

… entire home care industry to be able to provide telehealth services and get fairly reimbursed for it,” he said. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has not yet ruled that remote patient monitoring is … proceeds of the Catholic church’s sale of nonprofit health plan Fidelis Care to publicly-traded Centene for nearly $3.8 billion. The foundation is among the largest in the country and focuses exclusively on New York …

Louisiana Healthcare Connections

CMS shuts down access to Blue Button 2.0 temporarily due to security glitch | Healthcare IT News | 12/19/2019

… be inadvertently shared with others, or with the wrong BB2.0 app, the agency says. December 19, 2019 10:26 AM The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has closed off access to its Blue Button 2.0 … Allwell - Home State Health delivered by Ascend Quote & Enrollment Allwell - Louisiana Healthcare Connections delivered by Ascend Quote & Enrollment Allwell - Magnolia Health Plan delivered by Ascend Quote & Enrollment Allwell - Sunflower Health Plan delivered by Ascend Quote …

Aetna

Senators urge health orgs to combat racial bias in AI algorithms | Healthcare IT News | 12/6/2019

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Federal Trade Commission – as well as to the executive vice president of CVS Health Karen Lynch, who is also the president of the company’s Aetna business unit, as well as to the president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Scott Serota, and David Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna, among others. “In healthcare, there is great promise in using algorithms to …

Cigna

Senators urge health orgs to combat racial bias in AI algorithms | Healthcare IT News | 12/6/2019

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Federal Trade Commission – as well as to the executive vice president of CVS Health Karen Lynch, who is also the president of the company’s Aetna business unit, as well as to the president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Scott Serota, and David Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna, among others. “In healthcare, there is great promise in using algorithms to …

Humana

Senators urge health orgs to combat racial bias in AI algorithms | Healthcare IT News | 12/6/2019

Humana and Blue Cross among them – to be aware of potential racial bias in healthcare data algorithms. The letters were sent to leaders at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Federal Trade Commission – as well as to the executive vice president of CVS Health Karen Lynch, who is also the president of the company’s Aetna business unit, as well as to the president and CEO of Blue …

The Health Plan

How Social Security and Medicare Work Together | U.S. News & World Report | 12/4/2019

… organizations within the federal government. “Social Security is run by the Social Security Administration, whereas Medicare is run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,” says Andy Panko, an IRS enrolled agent and certified … owed can vary, depending on a person’s retirement income and the health plans they select. Most people don’t have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A. “Medicare Part B premiums are income-dependent,” Brochu …

Wellcare

Centene Corporation Announces Extension of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations for WellCare Notes | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… CNC ) (“Centene”) announced today the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (the “Exchange Offers”) notes (the “WellCare Notes”) issued by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG ) (“WellCare”) for up to $1,950,000,000 … xxxix) Centene’s ability to maintain or achieve improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services star ratings and maintain or achieve improvement in other quality scores in each case that can impact revenue and …

Wellcare Health Plans

Centene Corporation Announces Extension of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations for WellCare Notes | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (the “Exchange Offers”) notes (the “WellCare Notes”) issued by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG ) (“WellCare”) for up to $1,950,000,000 aggregate principal amount of … xxxix) Centene’s ability to maintain or achieve improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services star ratings and maintain or achieve improvement in other quality scores in each case that can impact revenue and …

WellCare Health

Centene Corporation Announces Extension of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations for WellCare Notes | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (the “Exchange Offers”) notes (the “WellCare Notes”) issued by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG ) (“WellCare”) for up to $1,950,000,000 aggregate principal amount of … xxxix) Centene’s ability to maintain or achieve improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services star ratings and maintain or achieve improvement in other quality scores in each case that can impact revenue and …

Molina Healthcare

Utah enrollment in ACA surpassing last year, but experts say some might be confused - Deseret News | 12/1/2019

… enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. As of Nov. 23, the most recent date for which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released updated enrollment numbers, 62,090 Utahns had bought … are now participating — bringing with them more competition. In Utah, Molina Healthcare reentered the health exchange market last year for 2019 in 10 of Utah’s 11 most populous counties. The organization recently announced for 2020 …

UnitedHealthcare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new Plan Finder platform is misleading seniors | Business Insider | 11/27/2019

… get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they’re published on Business Insider, click here. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) updated Medicare Plan Finder tool has reportedly been … the rest of the story at Business Insider See Also: UnitedHealthcare is planning to set up Medicare centers in Walgreens stores Get two full years of Business Insider Intelligence for the price of one! Is …

Anthem Blue Cross

ACA Round-Up: Latest Enrollment Numbers, New CSR Decision, And More | Health Affairs | 11/22/2019

… legal challenges over unpaid risk corridor and cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments. Latest Enrollment Numbers On November 20, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its “week three” snapshot for enrollment. From … be filed over unpaid risk corridor payments. On November 18, Anthem Blue Cross filed a new lawsuit on behalf of 11 of its companies across the country asking for $107 million in unpaid risk corridor …

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Our Turn: Al Puerini and Noah Benedict: Fanale qualified to lead merged system - Opinion - providencejournal.com - Providence, RI | 11/17/2019

… of Providence Health System, in Springfield, Massachusetts; and UMass Memorial, in Worcester. He also served as chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. While at Jordan, he helped to navigate its successful … achieving one of the highest quality ratings awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Integra continues to outperform all Medicare ACOs across the region. There’s no better example of his ability to lead …

Oscar Health

To Succeed, MIPS Value Pathways Need More Episodic Cost Measures | Health Affairs | 11/14/2019

Email In July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a number of changes to its Quality Payment Program and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Under existing MIPS policy, clinicians are … Public Policy Institute, Cigna, Healthcare Research and Education Trust, and Oscar Health; personal fees from Navvis Healthcare, National University Health System of Singapore, and Agathos, Inc.; personal fees and equity from NavaHealth; speaking fees from …

Careplus Health Plans

Humana Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results; Raises Full Year 2019 EPS Guidance | Malvern Daily Record | 11/6/2019

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its updated Medicare Star Ratings for bonus year 2021. Humana has 3.7 million members, or 92% of its Medicare Advantage membership as of August 2019, enrolled in 18 contracts that received a 4-star rating or above. In addition, Humana received a 5 out of 5-star rating for its CarePlus Health Plans, Inc. contract in Florida and received a 4.5-star …

Superior HealthPlan

Centene’s Texas Subsidiary Wins Medicaid And LTSS Contracts | PR Newswire | 11/1/2019

ST. LOUIS , Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC ) announced today its Texas subsidiary, Superior HealthPlan, has been informed that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) intends to award a contract to … connection with Centene’s indebtedness; (xxvii) Centene’s ability to maintain the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star ratings and maintain or achieve improvement in other quality scores in each case that can impact revenue …

TennCare

Tennessee Governor Says Sharp Public Criticism Of Medicaid Block Grant Proposal Stems From Misinformation | Kaiser Health News | 10/30/2019

… That isn’t the intent at all of the block grant proposal. It’s to actually increase services and funding for our TennCare population.” Conservatives have long pushed for states to move toward block grants, but advocates … the latest paperwork Ohio Medicaid has submitted to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – technically called an implementation plan because it spells out how the work requirements will be carried out. (Hancock, 10/29 …

SCAN Health Plan

SCAN Health Plan Earns Medicare CMS 4.5-Star Rating for Third Consecutive Year | PR Newswire | 10/29/2019

LONG BEACH, California , Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – SCAN Health Plan ® , one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, has earned a 4.5-star rating on a five-point scale from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the third consecutive year. As a result, the company has also been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “ Best Insurance Companies for Medicare …

Healthfirst

Healthfirst Achieves 4-Star Rating (out of five stars) for Medicare Advantage Plans in 2020 | PR Newswire | 10/29/2019

NEW YORK , Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare is underway and runs through December 7 . More than 3.5 million residents of New York receive Medicare coverage in one form or another, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Healthfirst, New York’s largest not-for-profit health insurer i , offers one of the top-rated Medicare Advantage plans in New York , having achieved …

Bright Health

Trump’s Medicare chief oversees a budget of $1 trillion. We spoke with her about what she wants to see from the private healthcare industry | Business Insider | 10/28/2019

… Medicaid for some people with disabilities and those with low incomes. We spoke to Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, on the sidelines of the 2019 HLTH conference in … by private insurers. Venture-backed startups Oscar Health, Devoted Health, Bright Health, and Clover Health have raised a combined $3 billion to use technology to build new kinds of health-insurance plans and go after …

KelseyCare Advantage

KelseyCare Advantage Awarded 5-out-of-5 Stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Fourth Straight Year | Benzinga | 10/15/2019

KelseyCare Advantage is among an elite group of plans to have achieved a 5-out-of-5 star rating four years in a row, the highest possible rating for service and quality by CMS On Friday, Oct. 11, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that KelseyCare Advantage , a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area Medicare beneficiaries, earned 5-out-of-5 stars in an annual assessment …

Tufts Health Plan

CarePartners of Connecticut introduces enhanced 2020 Medicare Advantage plan benefits | PR Newswire | 10/15/2019

… coverage and prescription drug coverage with a $0 copay on select generic prescription drugs at preferred pharmacies. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Advantage plans are a very popular option for … organizations, Hartford HealthCare , Connecticut’s most extensive health care provider, and Tufts Health Plan , a Massachusetts -based health plan nationally recognized for excellence in quality, CarePartners of Connecticut’s network includes thousands of doctors, specialists, hospitals and …

Amerigroup

Pest control, fitness trackers, acupuncture among new Medicare Advantage offerings - San Antonio Express-News | 10/14/2019

Amerigroup said that acupuncture was the wellness benefit most Medicare Advantage members selected last year. The federal government has relaxed rules allowing companies to add even more wellness benefits such as transportation and pest control … for service dogs. The new 2020 benefits, OK’d by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), also include nutritional counseling with delivery of pantry staples, free fitness trackers and regular acupuncture visits. Last year …

Mark McClellan

‘We need a comprehensive battle strategy’: States opening their economies lack benchmarks for reimposing restrictions - The Washington Post | 5/15/2020

… Mark McClellan, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President George W. Bush, said state leaders know “they may need to pause or even step back.” AD Sign up for our Coronavirus Updates newsletter to track the outbreak. All stories linked in the newsletter are free to access. “But we haven’t seen a whole lot of detail …

Seema Verma

Opinion: Three traps for the unwary in HHS’ provider relief fund | 5/11/2020

… Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced during a White House briefing that the first $30 billion would be flowing to providers with “no strings attached.” advertisement By the time the first deposits starting appearing in provider bank accounts on April 10, regulators at the Department of Health and Human Services had added 10 pages of “Relief Fund Payment Terms and Conditions” to the …

Andy Slavitt

How Is The Federal Government Doing At Guiding A Smart Reopening? : NPR | 5/11/2020

NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former head of the Food and Drug Administration, and Andy Slavitt, who led the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about reopening the country. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Like it or not, the U.S. economy is shaking out of its many weeks on pause. Several states have lifted stay-at-home orders. Factories are reopening from Michigan to Washington state. Cellphone data show …

Scott Gottlieb

How Is The Federal Government Doing At Guiding A Smart Reopening? : NPR | 5/11/2020

NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former head of the Food and Drug Administration, and Andy Slavitt, who led the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about reopening the country. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Like it or not, the U.S. economy is shaking out of its many weeks on pause. Several states have lifted stay-at-home orders. Factories are reopening from Michigan to Washington state. Cellphone data show …

Alex Azar

Nursing homes seek $10B from feds as coronavirus cases continue to overwhelm elderly | 5/7/2020

… Parkinson, the president of the American Health Care Association, in a letter sent to Secretary of Health and Human Service Alex Azar. PHOTO: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks about protecting seniors, in … because the federal government does not report it, despite the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, led by Administrator Seema Verma, announcing last month that they would begin keeping a national tally. Just this week …

Javier Rodriguez

DaVita Inc. COVID-19 Response Efforts and 1st Quarter 2020 Results | 5/6/2020

… Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and dialysis providers nationwide to help ensure that the dialysis community is able to support dialysis patients nationwide. “I am proud and humbled by the amazing efforts of our 65,000 teammates around the world,” said Javier Rodriguez , CEO of DaVita Inc., “I offer my deepest gratitude to them all, especially to our caregiving teammates and physician partners working …

Michael F. Neidorff

Centene To Invest In Critical Mental Health Resources | 5/4/2020

… the negative toll that the pandemic is taking on the mental health of our communities – especially among underserved communities,” said Michael F. Neidorff , Chairman, President and CEO of Centene. “We will continue to support these … indebtedness; our ability to maintain or achieve improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star ratings and maintain or achieve improvement in other quality scores in each case that can impact revenue …

Susan Morse

CMS removes COVID-19 inpatient treatment from ACO performance calculations | 5/2/2020

The interim rule is extending the mitigation of shared losses back to January 2020. Susan Morse , Managing Editor The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an interim final rule to remove spending associated with COVID-19 patients from performance calculations for the Medicare Shared Savings Program. CMS is extending its mitigation of shared losses back to January 2020 and is providing flexibility for accountable care organizations to stay …

Donald Trump

Coronavirus live updates: Senate reconvenes; J.Crew files for bankruptcy; Pence regrets not wearing mask | 5/1/2020

… their economies. Bing COVID-19 tracker: Latest numbers by country and state Th Senate schedule is heavy on reviewing President Donald Trump’s conservative judicial nominees and light on the Democrats’ push for another stimulus measure … residents and workers. A rule proposed last year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would modify the amount of time an infection preventionist must devote to a facility from at least part time …

Steve Rusckowski

Centene And Quest Diagnostics Team Up To Increase Access To COVID-19 Testing | 4/29/2020

… collaboration with Centene will help ensure that necessary and life-saving diagnostic testing is available to address that need,” said Steve Rusckowski , Chairman, CEO and President of Quest Diagnostics. “We are committed to serving the … indebtedness; our ability to maintain or achieve improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star ratings and maintain or achieve improvement in other quality scores in each case that can impact revenue …

Elizabeth Warren

Medicare applications raise anxiety for seniors in pandemic | 4/29/2020

… it covers lab tests, like ones for the coronavirus. Trending News Trump to replace Health Inspector General CBS News poll: Elizabeth Warren tops Democrats’ wish list for VP Intelligence chief orders review citing protection of … job-based coverage. Social Security said it worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to waive certain signature requirements for Part B forms during the pandemic and has set up a dedicated fax …

Joe Biden

How a Los Angeles doctor got swept up in the swirl of the Trump White House as it confronts the pandemic | STAT | 4/29/2020

… Trump White House as it confronts the Covid-19 pandemic. D Dipasupil/Getty Images, Alex Hogan/STAT H e advised Joe Biden’s initiative to transform the fight against cancer. He interviewed Bill Clinton at last … and Human Services and from agencies including the FDA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By and large, Agus has talked with officials about the Oracle …

Judd Deere

Alex Azar: White House officials are discussing plans to replace Health and Human Services secretary - CNNPolitics | 4/25/2020

… on key issues as the head of the White House coronavirus task force. Azar has also been at odds with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, an ally of Pence’s from Indiana … million . In a statement Saturday night, deputy White House secretary Judd Deere said, “The Department of Health and Human Services, under the leadership of Secretary Azar, continues to lead on a number of the President’s …

Joe Grogan

Coronavirus Has Trump Health Secretary in Trouble | 4/24/2020

… was then invited to join the president and the secretary to shake hands. The other, Seema Verma, who heads the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was not. Instead, a staff member told the powerful … to work together. Mr. Azar has also repeatedly clashed with Joe Grogan , the director of the White House’s Domestic Policy Council. In recent weeks, several people close to the president grew even more angry with …

Don Rucker

Hospitals get extended deadline for interoperability rules due to Covid-19 - MedCity News | 4/22/2020

… Services is easing enforcement of new interoperability rules in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In early March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health … each compliance date. National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Don Rucker said this would provide flexibility while “ensuring the goals of the rule remain on track.” Two months after publication, the ONC’s information blocking …

Jan Schakowsky

As coronavirus deaths in nursing homes skyrocket, House Dems urge Trump admin to track cases | NBC News | 4/16/2020

We fear that there may be hundreds if not thousands more COVID-19 cases that have gone unreported,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., wrote in a letter.A group of House Democrats is urging the Trump … Services Secretary Alex Azar and Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “[T]he Administration and the Congress lack essential information to adequately respond and protect older Americans and individuals with …

Mary Louise Kelly

To Stop COVID-19, Seema Verma Sees Cutting Red Tape For Hospitals As Key : Shots - Health News : NPR | 4/5/2020

The Coronavirus Crisis To Stop The Pandemic, Seema Verma Is ‘Getting Rid Of A Lot Of Regulations’ Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email March 31, 2020 5:21 PM ET Mary Louise Kelly Twitter Enlarge this image Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 10th, 2020. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Al Drago …

Garry Carneal

Complimentary Webinar to Showcase Recent RadSite Quality Standard Updates: Presentation to Highlight New MIPPA Accreditation Program Standards | PRWeb | 4/3/2020

… p.m. ET and will last approximately one hour. “RadSite provides a high-touch approach to quality benchmarking in imaging,” said Garry Carneal, RadSite President and CEO. ANNAPOLIS, Md. (PRWEB) April 02, 2020 RadSite™, a CMS … and patient safety protocols. RadSite is recognized by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and more than 350 payers and radiology benefit managers. This webinar will feature recent updates to RadSite’s MIPPA Accreditation …

Andrew Harnik

George Washington University converts dorms to housing for healthcare workers fighting coronavirus | 4/2/2020

… Faculty Associates and GW Hospital staff who are unable to return home to their families during the pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced new temporary federal rules on Monday that allow … of the White House in Washington on Nov. 8, 2019. Andrew Harnik / AP file As of Wednesday evening, the Department of Veterans Affairs has administered nearly 17,000 coronavirus tests, with 1,602 positive results. The VA …

Mitch McConnell

First Edition: April 2, 2020 | Kaiser Health News | 4/2/2020

… the HealthCare.gov platform, the average monthly premium before subsidies was $595 in the 2020 open enrollment period, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Armour, 4/1) Politico: Trump Hints At Using Federal Programs … the financial trauma from the coronavirus pandemic, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would move slowly on considering any follow-up legislation and would ignore the latest efforts by House Speaker Nancy …

Mike Pence

First Edition: April 2, 2020 | Kaiser Health News | 4/2/2020

… Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Armour, 4/1) Politico: Trump Hints At Using Federal Programs To Provide Coverage After Obamacare Decision President Donald Trump said he is considering using federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid to cover the rising ranks of the uninsured after his administration decided it would not reopen the Obamacare insurance markets to address the coronaivrus crisis. Both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday were …

Nancy Pelosi

First Edition: April 2, 2020 | Kaiser Health News | 4/2/2020

… the HealthCare.gov platform, the average monthly premium before subsidies was $595 in the 2020 open enrollment period, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Armour, 4/1) Politico: Trump Hints At Using Federal Programs … legislation and would ignore the latest efforts by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to jump-start talks. (Costa, 4/1) The Wall Street Journal: Another 3.1 Million Americans Likely Sought Unemployment Benefits Last Week More …

Joseph R. Biden Jr.

First Edition: April 2, 2020 | Kaiser Health News | 4/2/2020

… the HealthCare.gov platform, the average monthly premium before subsidies was $595 in the 2020 open enrollment period, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Armour, 4/1) Politico: Trump Hints At Using Federal Programs … Convention To Be Delayed Because Of Virus Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday night called for moving the Democratic National Convention from mid-July to August, making him the most prominent member …

Rand Paul

Association for Molecular Pathology Commends Senator Rand Paul for Introducing the Verified Innovative Testing in American Laboratories (VITAL) Act of 2020 | PR Newswire | 3/18/2020

Rand Paul (R-KY) for introducing new legislation to allow molecular pathology professionals to continue advancing and offering laboratory developed testing procedures (LDPs) for patient care. The Verified Innovative Testing in American Laboratories (VITAL) Act of 2020 clarifies the federal regulatory authority over LDPs and encourages the modernization of the existing Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), which are administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The legislation …

Mick Mulvaney

Trump Changes Tone, Gets Real on Virus Threat | 3/17/2020

… By Associated Press , Wire Service Content March 17, 2020, at 11:22 a.m. More President Donald Trump and Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma listen during a press briefing with the … secretary, Stephanie Grisham, and his outgoing acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, are isolating themselves at home after coming into direct or indirect contact with those who have COVID-19. And so it was that …