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CMS releases FY 2019 proposed rule, includes RCS-1 replacement

CMS has posted a proposed rule for FY 2019. The proposal not only changes payment rates, but also proposes a new case mix grouping called the Patient-Driven Payment Model, or PDPM. This model replaces the RCS-1 that was proposed in May of last year. According to CMS, this new system has 80% fewer groupings and […]

“Repeal and delay” bill dies in Senate, “skinny repeal” now being considered

  After years of failing to pass a bill that would “repeal and replace Obamacare,” the Senate’s alternate solution, a “repeal and delay” bill, was also rejected in a final vote of 45-55 on Wednesday. Many cast their vote with concern for the Congressional Budget Office’s prediction that repealing Obamacare without an immediate replacement would […]

Trump administration grows: Verma confirmed to head CMS

Seema Verma has been confirmed by the Senate to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with a 55-43 vote. Verma is known for her work as former owner of a healthcare consulting firm in Indiana, SVC, Inc., specializing in Medicaid reform at the state level. She worked with Vice President Mike Pence […]