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PhRMA comments in response to request for information on competitive bidding program in Medicare Part B

By Nicole Longo  |    September 25, 2018
Yesterday, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) submitted comments in response to the recent 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule,...   Read More

Medicare Monday: PhRMA’s comments on new direction for CMMI

By Nicole Longo  |    November 20, 2017
Today, PhRMA submitted its comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information on the future of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation...   Read More

Medicare Monday: CMS withdraws Part B demo, takes positive step forward on CMMI

By Nicole Longo  |    October 30, 2017
In case you missed it, earlier this month, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services formally withdrew a controversial proposal that would have had a detrimental impact on patient access to...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Have you heard of CMMI?

By Nicole Longo  |    February 20, 2017
There are a number of acronyms commonly used in the health care world, which can often be confusing and complicated, so this week we’re tackling one of them: CMMI.   Read More

Medicare Monday: How existing CMMI models affect Medicare Part B

By Kelsey Lang  |    November 7, 2016
Earlier this year the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) proposed the Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model, also known as the Part B Demo, an experiment that would change how providers...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Concerns still abound about Part B proposal

By Allyson Funk  |    August 15, 2016
We’ve covered many of the concerns about the government’s overreaching proposal to change Medicare Part B payments and negatively impact seniors’ access to treatment. A lack of patient protections...   Read More

New Report: Part B proposal is more aggressive than previous efforts

By Kelsey Lang  |    June 1, 2016
In the more than 1,300 comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Part B Drug Payment Model, a wide range of organizations raised concern with the...   Read More

Medicare Monday: What they’re saying about the CMS proposed Part B payment model

By Nicole Longo  |    May 9, 2016
Voices throughout the media and health care system have raised concerns with the Part B Drug Payment Model proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). News outlets have called...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Part B proposal lacks essential patient protections

By Kelsey Lang  |    May 2, 2016
We’ve highlighted how the proposed Part B model lacks safeguards to protect patients from barriers and reduced quality of care. Some stakeholders have suggested that the Part B proposal looks a...   Read More

New Research: Access and quality implications of CMS proposed Part B model

By Kelsey Lang  |    April 27, 2016
In recent weeks, providers and stakeholders across the health care system have raised concerns that the Part B Drug Payment Model proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) lacks...   Read More

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