Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Best Hospitals
By Mike Miliard 03:43 pm November 25, 2015
Hospital IT departments have a lot on their plates these days. So for the staffs of the 2015 Best Hospital IT Departments to still love their jobs so much, to feel so strongly about the value of what they do, says a lot.
Fast moving car
By Mike Miliard 09:16 pm November 19, 2015
CHIME this week implored CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt to address the overreaches of meaningful use, arguing that "the current regulatory framework could stymie efforts to move to value-based reimbursement."
Discussion
By Bernie Monegain 08:46 am November 18, 2015
CMS called for comments on Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, and it's raking them in. There are more than 170 comments on the CMS website so far -- most sounding off, expressing frustration.
Doctors with protective gear
By Bernie Monegain 05:12 am November 17, 2015
The Office of Inspector General in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its work plan for 2016. Among its vast oversight responsibilities, we focus on five related to hospital safety and clinical quality.
Congress
By Bernie Monegain 10:25 am November 06, 2015
The rallying cry to do something about the meaningful use program is getting louder and more insistent. Will it make a difference?
Crowd
By Karen Handmaker 02:56 pm November 03, 2015
Population health management continues to gain momentum as a strategy for improving care quality and outcomes while preparing healthcare organizations for the transition to value-based care. We offer three examples -- deep dives -- on three approaches.
By Tom Sullivan 07:01 am November 02, 2015
On Jan. 1, 2015 hospitals became eligible for reimbursement when treating patients with two or more chronic conditions.
Analytics
By Mike Miliard 11:59 am October 29, 2015
It's one thing to say you're going to embrace data analytics; it's another to do it. And it's something else entirely to actually turn the insights derived from clinical intelligence into better care. One huge health system has some tips.
Megaphone and whistle
By Jessica Davis 10:42 am October 27, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians has launched an online platform to encourage its members to send a message to Congress, sharing their concerns about Stage 3 meaningful use.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
By Susan Morse 10:24 am October 22, 2015
Recognizing that its participation had become "unsustainable from a financial point of view," Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is leaving CMS' Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program after more than $3 million in losses.

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