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  • New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic
    New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic Early last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a roadmap outlining our efforts to address the national opioid epidemic.  The roadmap details our three-pronged approach, including prevention of new cases of opioid use disorder (OUD), expanding access to treatment for patients who have already […]
  • Continuing Progress in the Fight against the Opioid Crisis
    The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on Americans across the country, whether in lives lost or economic impacts, and it has particularly affected our fellow citizens who have the most vulnerabilities, including the elderly and communities of color.  We’ve been forced to adjust and adapt our daily lives in innumerable ways, while significant […]
  • Blog Archive
    All CMS.gov blog entries have been archived. You can view previous blog entries by visiting the CMS.gov Blog Archive.
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  • Quantum computing comes to the Mayo Clinic; Maven Clinic nabs Naytal March 24, 2023
    Quantum computing is now a reality in healthcare. How did this come to be? Jeff Lagasse with Healthcare Finance News gets to the bottom of that and more in this week's Top Stories. In this episode: 
  • Consumers find success in medical bill disputes March 24, 2023
    Most consumers don't negotiate or challenge the medical bills they receive, but if they do challenge a bill, about 78% in a new survey prevailed in getting the disputed charges reduced or removed. AKASA, a developer of AI for healthcare operations, asked more than 2,000 Americans: Have you ever had experience challenging a bill with […]
  • HIMSSCast: Despite high healthcare spending, outcomes worse in US than other developed nations March 24, 2023
    A Health Affairs Council on Health Care Spending and Value Executive Summary released in February shows that since the 1970s, healthcare growth has outpaced economic growth.  The number one reason, according to the report, is advancement in care, and, in particular, cancer care, that brings higher costs for these technological innovations.

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