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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

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

Wanted: Organizations Willing to test ACO Advanced Payment Model

It’s not too late for organizations interested in becoming an Advanced Payment Model Accountable Care Organization (ACO).  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will accept a third round of applications to test the Advanced Payment Model for ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. As part of CMS’s larger

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