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New Medicare data available to increase transparency on hospital and physician utilization

Data serves as a rich resource to clearer look into Parts A and B costs, services, and trends

As part of the Administration’s efforts to promote better care, smarter spending, and healthier people, today CMS is posting the third annual release of the Medicare hospital utilization and payment data (both inpatient and outpatient) and the second annual release of the physician and other supp

CMS Releases First Ever Hospital Compare Star Ratings

Comparison Ratings that Help Consumers Compare and Choose Among Hospitals

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the first time introduced star ratings on Hospital Compare, the agency’s public information website, to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver.

CMS proposes mental health parity rule for Medicaid and CHIP

Proposed rule will strengthen access to mental health and substance use disorder benefits for low-income Americans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a proposed rule to align mental health and substance use disorder benefits for low-income Americans with benefits required of private health plans and insurance.

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