In a recent speech to the American Hospital Association (AHA), CMS’ Administrator Seema Verma offered insights into the Agency’s future regulatory actions. Issues addressed included Track 1 of the Accountable Care model, drug pricing, site-neutral payments and Stark law. Below are key quotes from Verma and what they may mean for the future of CMS.

  • CMS may rescind the no-risk, Track 1 Accountable Care Model.
  • The add-on payment for Medicare Part B drugs may be eliminated.
  • CMS may revise its implementation of Stark Law.
  • Price transparency will be a top priority for the Agency.
  • CMS will likely promote site-neutrality in Medicare.
  • Work requirements will continue to emerge in Medicaid.
  • CMS will double down its efforts to improve interoperability.
  • More efforts to reduce regulatory burden are under way.

Also in Policy Brief:

  • Proposed Rescission Targets Health Care Funds
  • The Growing Role of Physicians in Value-Based Care
  • America’s Action Plan for Lowering Drug Prices
  • A Look at The Federal Register
  • Learn about IPPS
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