CMS outlined a specific timetable for transitioning Medicare payments from Fee-for-Service to value-based purchasing. In this historic announcement, by 2018, value-based purchasing of medical services will account for 90% of all payments. You can read a brief overview of value-based purchasing here. Read the full story here.
Indiana’s plan to expand Medicaid has been approved by CMS based on new several new waivers that might be pursued by other Republican states. Read the full story here. The UNMC Center for Health Policy had carried out an analysis of the implications for Medicaid expansion in Indiana and the full report can be found here.