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CMS Eases Medicaid Barriers to Substance Abuse, Opioid Treatment

November 2, 2017 - State Medicaid programs will have more opportunities to design programs to meet their residents’ substance abuse and opioid addiction treatment needs, CMS announced this week. Following the declaration of the opioid abuse epidemic as a national public health emergency, CMS is encouraging states to design innovative demonstration projects with fewer regulatory barriers. “CMS is...


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CMS Requests Input on “New Direction” in Patient-Centered Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS officials have opened up an informal survey designed to collect public input on how the agency can take an innovative approach to fostering affordable, effective patient-centered care. With a focus on value-based reimbursement structures...

Seema Verma Receives Confirmation as New CMS Administrator

by Jennifer Bresnick

Seema Verma, the former head of Indiana’s Medicaid agency, will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as Republican lawmakers seek to make significant changes to both public programs.    In a 55-43 vote that saw...

Medicaid Gets a Big Data Boost with Funding, Analytics Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

While much of the industry’s attention over the past few years has been focused on Medicare and the massive funding opportunities involved in its half of the EHR Incentive Programs, the Medicaid ecosystem has been quietly plugging away...

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