The following are comments prepared for delivery by CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt at the HHS Pharmaceutical Forum on Friday, November 20, 2015. The forum is bringing together consumers, providers, employers, manufacturers, health insurance issuers, representatives from state and federal g
Recently, prescription drugs have been in the news a lot, particularly with respect to their cost. Millions of Americans rely on prescription medications to manage chronic illnesses or treat acute conditions, and drug innovation has resulted in better health outcomes for people across our nation
Meaningful access to health care services is crucial for the 72 million Americans who rely on the Medicaid program for coverage.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced changes to the Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2016 that will foster greater efficiency, payment accuracy, and improved quality of care.
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare Advantage premiums will remain stable and more enrollees will have access to higher quality plans while, for a sixth straight year, enrollment is projected to increase to a new all-time high.
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) projected today that the average premium for a basic Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2016 will remain stable, at an estimated $32.50 per month.
Total health care spending growth is expected to average 5.8 percent in aggregate over 2014-2024, according to a report published today in Health Affairs authored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of the Actuary (OACT).
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) applauded the proposal to create a benefit for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries who have end-of-life discussions with their doctors as included in the proposed 2016 Physician Fee Schedule by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Se
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a proposal to launch a new model designed to support greater quality of care among Medicare beneficiaries.