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Verma: Value-Based Care Must Drive Patient-Centered Care

by Sara Heath

Reducing administrative burden in value-based care models and allowing providers to focus on patient-centered care are key priorities at CMS, said agency Administrator Seema Verma in an address at this year’s American Hospital...

CMS Calls for Stakeholder Input on MyHealtheData Initiative

by Sara Heath

CMS has issued a request for information (RFI) about its MyHealtheData program, which was announced earlier this year at the HIMSS18 conference. MyHealtheData calls for better patient access to health data and health IT...

CMS Calls for Patient-Centered Data Access in New Agency Initiative

by Sara Heath

CMS will be putting patients at the center of healthcare decisions as a part of the Data Driven Patient Care Strategy, an offshoot of the MyHealtheData initiative, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced this week at the 9th annual Health...

CMS Calls for Hospital Price Transparency Mandates in Proposed Rule

by Sara Heath

CMS has proposed updates to its payment programs that could require healthcare organizations to offer price transparency to patients, allowing patients to make well-informed treatment decisions in a time during which patients face high...

Biden: Federal Action Needed for Patient Access to Health Data

by Sara Heath

Vice President Joe Biden is calling on federal health leaders to identify specific strategies for enforcing better patient access to health data. In an op-ed published this week in Fortune, the former leader of the White House Cancer...

CMS Initiative Aims to Improve Patient Access to Health Data

by Sara Heath

Patient access to health data may become easier for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries as CMS launches several new initiatives aimed at putting patients at the center of their own care through seamless health data access. The initiatives...

CMS Cancels Shared Decision-Making Models Due to Planning Issues

by Sara Heath

CMS has announced that it will not pilot the Shared Decision Making (SDM) and the Direct Decision Support (DDS) Models, two initiatives aimed at supporting shared decision-making and patient engagement in healthcare. The agency cited...

CMS Adds Star Ratings, More Data to Physician Compare Website

by Sara Heath

CMS has made changes to its Physician Compare website, updating the tool with 2016 data and adding star ratings to demonstrate clinical quality. These moves are a part of the agency’s efforts to give patients access to clinical...

CMS to Expand Patient Access to Treatment for Substance Abuse

by Sara Heath

CMS has announced a new initiative to allow states to design their own programs to expand patient access to treatment for substance abuse and opioid misuse disorders. This move comes as a part of the administration’s efforts to...

AHA Doubts Readiness of Hospital Quality Star Ratings Updates

by Sara Heath

CMS should not move forward with updating its 2017 Hospital Quality Star Ratings and should scrap the whole system from the Hospital Compare website, according to the American Hospital Association. In a letter from AHA’s Senior Vice...

CMS Hospice Compare Site Displays Patient Satisfaction Scores

by Sara Heath

CMS has released its Hospice Compare website to help patients and their families make care decisions based on quality and patient satisfaction data. CMS is displaying quality of care and patient satisfaction information in an...

CMS Proposal Supports Nursing Home Patient Decision-Making

by Sara Heath

CMS has proposed revisions to long-term care facility requirements that would remove rules prohibiting arbitration clauses in facility agreements. The agency intends these revisions to ease provider burden, offer better transparency in the...

Understanding National Patient Language Proficiency, Barriers

by Sara Heath

Clear and open patient-provider communication is integral to any healthcare encounter, especially as clinicians look to drive value and patient engagement. To ensure communication is up to par for all patients, clinicians must be mindful...

CMS Primary Care Models Drive Modest Patient Experience Gains

by Sara Heath

Primary care medical home models, such as the CMS Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, have a modestly positive effect on patient experience scores, highlighting the value of these programs for improving patient care, according to...

CMS Accepting CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Applications

by Sara Heath

CMS is now accepting vendor applications for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) surveys for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The agency will collect these applications until April...

CMS Family, Patient Engagement Strategies to Drive Quality Care

by Sara Heath

CMS has launched a new patient engagement strategy to support each of the agency’s quality and patient-centered care initiatives, according to an agency blog post. The initiative is a part of the agency’s overarching goal to...

GAO: Improve Usability, Info on CMS Nursing Home Compare Site

by Sara Heath

The CMS Nursing Home Compare website could benefit from updates that improve usability and better inform patient care decisions, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In a recent audit, GAO found that the Nursing Home...

CMS Posts Patient-Centered Rules for Long-Term Care Facilities

by Sara Heath

For the first time since 1991, CMS has revamped its rules for long-term care facilities, working to drive patient-centered care, patient safety, and healthcare quality, according to a press release. One portion of the rule advocates for...

CMS Introduces Home Health Patient Satisfaction Star Ratings

by Sara Heath

Home healthcare facilities are now being rated on patient satisfaction and patient engagement scales. Late last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted its star rating system for home healthcare on its survey....

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