CHIP

Jun 29, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced plans to advance a Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration that would exempt clinicians who participate in certain payment arrangements with MA organizations from the Merit-based Incentive…
Jun 28, 2018
AHA today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to expand the data it makes available through standard analytic files and to share currently available data on a timelier basis. Specifically, AHA urged the agency to expand the files to include all Medicare Part B carrier and durable…
Jun 20, 2018
The Senate today voted 48-50 to reject legislation (H.R. 3) that would rescind about $15 billion in prior appropriations to federal programs, including nearly $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program and $800 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Under the…
Jun 15, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today issued its June report to Congress, which includes the panel’s recent recommendation to reduce emergency department evaluation and management services payment rates by 30% for off-campus stand-alone EDs located within six miles of an on-campus…
Jun 11, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued guidance on designing state approaches to covering treatment services for Medicaid-eligible infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. “Through discussions with states, we have recognized their growing challenge in providing…
Jun 8, 2018
The House of Representatives last night voted 210-206 to approve legislation (H.R. 3) that would rescind about $15 billion in prior appropriations to federal programs, including nearly $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program and $800 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid…
Jun 5, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released the first Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Scorecard, intended to drive improvement in state and federal alignment, beneficiary health outcomes and program administration. The scorecard includes certain voluntary…
May 30, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently opened the advanced alternative payment model module for Medicare Advantage plans. The module will allow Medicare plans to request that their payment arrangements receive “an other payer advanced APM determination” as part of the Quality…
May 9, 2018
The White House Office of Management and Budget yesterday proposed that Congress rescind $15.4 billion in prior appropriations to federal programs, including nearly $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program and $800 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The…
Apr 26, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee yesterday advanced to the full committee a number of AHA-supported bills to address the opioid crisis. The bills would amend the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Disease exclusion; cover IMD substance use disorder treatment for pregnant women up to…