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Trump touts “historic” plan to overhaul Medicare payments, create International Pricing Index

President Trump today touted “bold” plans to lower drug prices in unspecific terms.  Simultaneously, CMS issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANRPM), describing options to test Medicare reimbursement based on an “International Pricing Index” (IPI), under which U.S. drug prices would be benchmarked against 16 other countries that reportedly have lower drug prices.  This

CMS Innovation Center Launches New Medicare ESRD Shared Savings Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the launch of the Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Initiative to test an innovative Medicare payment model to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), while decreasing costs to Medicare. CMS hosted a call to discuss the new initiative on February 5,

Seeing Green: CMMI Announces More Money for State Innovation

CMS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced on July 19 $275 million in new federal grant money for states interested in designing and testing new approaches to delivering health care in order to “bolster health care quality and decrease costs.”  CMS expects that states participating in this “State Innovation Models Initiative” will work

New Federal Health Reform Funding Announced

Two sets of new grants of federal funding under the health reform law have been announced over the past week.  First, CMS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced the second and final group of Health Care Innovation Awards on June 15, 2012.  These 81 awards were granted to innovative projects designed to deliver

HHS Announces $122.6 Million in Health Care Innovation Awards: First 26 Grants to Improve Care at Lower Cost

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the first round of organizations granted Health Care Innovation Awards.  These 26 organizations were selected from among 3,000 applications submitted in response to a $1 billion challenge issued by CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) last November.  Made possible by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA),