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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 13 Mar 2019

CMS Spells Out New Standards for State Surveyors on Immediate Jeopardy Citations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised its guidance to states on standards for citing “immediate jeopardy” during surveys


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 18 Jan 2018

CMS Clears the Way for States to Add Medicaid WorkCommunity Engagement Requirements

CMS has announced a new initiative allowing states to propose demonstrations to "improve Medicaid enrollee health and well-being through


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 16 Mar 2017

Trump Administration Signals More Administrative Flexibility for State Medicaid Programs, with Emphasis on “Most Vulnerable Populations”

In her first act as CMS Administrator, Seema Verma joined HHS Secretary Tom Price in writing to the nation’s Governors to urge collaboration on


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 22 Nov 2016

CMS Releases 2017 Medicare Deductible and Coinsurance Amounts

CMS has announced Medicare Part A and B beneficiary cost sharing amounts for 2017. With regard to Part A, the 2017 deductible for hospital inpatient


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 2 Apr 2012

MACPAC report to congress on Medicaid, CHIP policy

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has issued its 2012 “Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP,” which provides Congress with data and recommendations regarding quality of care, costs, and quality in the Medicaid and CHIP program.


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 11 Nov 2011

CMS announces 2012 Medicare deductible and coinsurance amounts

CMS has published notices announcing the 2012 Medicare inpatient hospital deductible and hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts; Medicare Part A premiums for the uninsured aged and disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement; and Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles.


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 18 Jul 2011

HHS proposes health disparity data collection standards under ACA

HHS is seeking comments on proposed data collection standards for race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status in population health surveys, as required by Section 4302 of the ACA.


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2010

Guidance on medical care services for people with mobility disabilities

The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the HHS OCR have issued technical assistance guidance for medical providers on requirements for providing accessible medical services to people with mobility disabilities.


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 16 Apr 2010

HHSCMS PPACA implementation announcements

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has issued a letter to governors and independent insurance commissioners to gauge interest in the temporary high-risk pool program established by the PPACA to provide coverage to people who are uninsured because of pre-existing conditions.


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 13 Oct 2009

Comparative Effectiveness Grant opportunity

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care Program is soliciting applications for a total of $100 million in Recovery Act funding for AHRQ Clinical and Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness Grants.

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