The 2019 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey’s (MCBS) preliminary report was released with data on quality of care, access to care, and cost of care, among other topics.
Policy & Regulation
CMS announced suspension of the 2% Medicare sequester cuts will last through Dec. 31, 2021, and it will release all claims held since the start of April.
CMS extends the deadline for interested applicants to apply to Primary Care First Model Cohort 2 for both payer applications and practice applications.
A new group of health care providers is working to advance home-based care. Fueled by COBVID-19 and branded “Moving Health Home,”
Connected Health Initiative (CHI) announced the creation of a value-based care task force. The aim of this new task force is to identify the regulatory and legislative initiatives that are required to move value-based care forward using digital health tools.
: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has spent 4 years advancing value-based care across all programs. They also sought to remove barriers to value-based payments for drug pricing.
Expansion of Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model Expected to Create Over $6 Billion in Savings
U.S health care policymakers just announced their plans to expand the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model. This is a 9 state Medicare demonstration to align reimbursement quality of care and reimbursement.
CMS announced that the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model has been certified for expansion. The HHVBP Model has led to an average annual savings of $141 million to Medicare.