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MACPAC Releases March 2018 Report to Congress

March 16, 2018

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released their March 2018 Report to Congress. The report focused specifically on managed care and telehealth, but also provided a chapter on Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotments, which is required by statute annually.

MedPAC Releases March 2018 Report to Congress, Recommends Annual Medicare Payment Adjustments

March 16, 2018

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) March 15 released its March 2018 Report to Congress, which includes recommended annual adjustments for Medicare’s various payment systems.

CMS Outlines 2018 Priorities at NQF’s Annual Conference

March 16, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) and Chief Medical Officer Kate Goodrich, MD Mar. 13 provided details on CMS’ priorities for 2018 during a presentation to the National Quality Forum (NQF) annual conference in Washington D.C. Dr. Goodrich followed up on CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s announcement of new CMS interoperability initiatives in remarks to the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference last week.

On Patient Care

Testimony and Correspondence