The Senate yesterday confirmed Marilyn Tavenner as the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Hundreds of hospitals bracing for cuts in the federal disproportionate share program have gotten a reprieve from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
In the first six months of fiscal 2013, Medicare recovery auditors (RAC) collected $1.37 billion in overpayments and returned $65.4 million in underpayments, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
CMS today for the first time released data comparing average hospital charges for the 100 most common Medicare claims, illustrating wide variations not just across regions but within cities.
Effective cost reform will require stronger Medicare and Medicaid incentives for providers and increasingly stronger sticks to discourage nonparticipation, according to an analysis published in the May issue of the journal Health Affairs .
With Medicare cost growth under control for the time being, the controversial Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is "effectively neutered" until at least fiscal 2016, The Washington Post's Wonkblog reported.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is going to remove information about eight potentially life-threatening, hospital-acquired conditions from its Hospital Compare website while it develops a new set of conditions.
Healthcare researchers and entrepreneurs will get easier access to public payer claims data under an expanded partnership between the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and data analytics firm Archimedes.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow health information from eight databases to be used to identify vulnerable people who might need help during an emergency. It will allow...
Medicare is dramatically upping the ante on Medicare fraud, increasing the reward for tips leading to the recovery of fraudulently obtained benefits to $9.9 million--up from just $1,000 today.