Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Strategic planningDermatologists must be aware of pending payment reductions and actively oppose Medicare's proposed elimination of global periods for certain procedures.
How to help parents cut healthcare costsThe cost of healthcare can be overwhelming for patients’ families. Here are ways to cut parents’ out-of-pocket medical expenses and even help your bottom line.
Trump nominates new leader for CMSPresident-elect Donald Trump has announced he will nominate Seema Verma, MPH, a consultant with extensive work in Medicaid in several states, to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Drug maker pays out millions over EpiPen chargesAs Mylan continues to face criticism over price hikes on its EpiPen epinephrine injection, the company agreed to a $465 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies for overcharging on the EpiPen.
Update: Medicaid mandates are now finalIn late April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rules for remaking Medicaid managed care, starting a huge reform process that will impact the majority of Medicaid recipients.
CMS proposes Medicaid program changeA good part of the healthcare finance community in Washington is waiting for the reworking of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care that may be published soon.
Medicaid expansion: How to make it work for physiciansDespite some progress, the program still does not work for many physicians
Reducing HACs
Reducing HACsReducing hospital-acquired infections has become a top priority for hospitals in the face of new penalties from CMS.
CMS announces special enrollment period for tax seasonIndividuals and families who were not aware of the tax implications of not having insurance will have an opportunity to obtain coverage during a special enrollment period.
Bad Apple rule updated by CMSThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued a final rule that updates requirements and strengthens program integrity efforts.