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April 23, 2012  6:50 AM

CMS announces 1.1 million participants and more to come for ACOs

Posted by: RedaChouffani
Accountable care organizations, ACOs, CMS

On April 10, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that over 1.1 million Medicare beneficiaries have been served by ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations), a statistic that shows a strong positive start to the proliferation of the ACO framework. There have been 27...

January 8, 2012  8:05 PM

CMS releases final notice for initial 26 quality measures

Posted by: RedaChouffani
Affordable Care Act, AHRQ, CMS, Core measures, EHR, Meaningful use, Quality reporting

On Jan. 4, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released the final notice for the initial core set of health care quality measures for Medicaid-eligible adults, a requirement from...

July 24, 2011  10:29 AM

A second chance to avoid penalties for not ePrescribing by 2011

Posted by: RedaChouffani
CMS, eprescribing, penalties

In one of my earlier posts, "How to...

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April 3, 2011  9:29 PM

CMS’ new rule under Affordable Care Act and its technical implications

Posted by: RedaChouffani

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new rule under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help doctors and hospitals improve coordination of care for Medicare patients. The proposed rule is in...

January 13, 2011  9:37 PM

CMS encourages innovation around dual eligible individuals

Posted by: RedaChouffani
CMS, Medicare

When we discuss dual eligible patients we are talking about the beneficiaries of both Medicare and Medicaid. A group of patients that tend to meet the poverty level of Medicaid and cost over 300 billion dollars the federal and state governments. Recently, CMS has put forth proposals that will...

April 8, 2010  8:44 PM

Open Government Plan increases transparency for CMS

Posted by: RedaChouffani
BI, CMS, HHS, Open Government

On April 7th, 2010, several federal departments put forward plans to make available certain operational data to the public. In an effort to enable more opportunities for citizens to participate and create

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