CMS News Updates

The Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs, as well as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CMS regularly releases updates and news related to these programs and the broader healthcare system. Here are a few recent CMS news updates:

  1. COVID-19: CMS has released a number of updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on how to receive a vaccine, guidance for healthcare providers on testing and treatment, and updates on telehealth services.
  2. Quality Payment Program: CMS has implemented a number of changes to the Quality Payment Program, which is a performance-based payment system for Medicare Part B clinicians. These changes include updates to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Alternative Payment Models (APMs).
  3. Pricing transparency: CMS has released a number of updates related to pricing transparency, including a rule that requires hospitals to publicly post their standard charges online.
  4. Medicare Advantage: CMS has made a number of updates to the Medicare Advantage program, which allows beneficiaries to receive their Medicare benefits through private health insurance plans. These updates include changes to the program’s payment structure and benefits.