The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburses states for most Medicaid costs and is supposed to oversee how states use funds, but its IT systems have had problems with ensuring proper oversight, and CMS no longer supports efforts to reduce duplication by state systems, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said.

Cybersecurity

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) made several recommendations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and others to improve coordination of cybersecurity requirements among Federal agencies to protect data shared with state government agencies.






Limited collection of Medicaid data by states is standing in the way of a complete analysis of opioid misuse and abuse within the program, according to an August 15 report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) Office of Inspector General (OIG).






The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gave approximately $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year training and education program on the Quality Payment Program. CMS intends to invest an additional $80 million over the last four years of the program.






President-elect Donald Trump this month announced his intent to nominate Chairman of the House Budget Committee Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.






The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a tool this month that automatically shares electronic data for the Medicare Quality Payment Program. This tool is the first in a series to help reduce clinician burden and support high-quality patient care.






For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the Medicare standardized payment amount, which makes Medicare payments across all geographic areas comparable. The information was part of the third annual release May 5 of the Physician and Other Supplier Utilization and Payment public use data. The data set contains […]

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