Tagged: centers for medicare & medicaid services

CMS Picks Arkansas for CPC+ Model; Practices Can Apply Through Sept. 15

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/5/2016 11:40 am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says Arkansas has been selected as one of 14 regions nationwide to participate in a new five-year multi-payer payment model called CPC+.

US Health Care Spending Grows

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

U.S. health care spending grew by 5.3 percent in 2014, to $3 trillion, or $9,523 per person, according to the latest figures available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. That was an increase over the 2.9 percent growth seen in 2013.

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Results Mixed

by Gwen Moritz 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Fifty-nine primary care practices representing 254 physicians are currently participating in a four-year pilot program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services known as CPCI, the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative.

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Team Gets CMS Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/22/2014 10:52 am

The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care is part of a team that was recently awarded a five-year Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization contract.

CMS Database Shows Medicare Payments to Doctors, Others in 2012

by Lance Turner 4/9/2014 9:17 am

The Wall Street Journal has published a searchable database of information made public by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The list shows total Medicare payments to doctors and other health care providers across the country, including Arkansas, in 2012.

Home Health Agencies Gear Up for Chronic Diseases

by Gwen Moritz 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas has 219 licensed home health agencies, most offering a broad spectrum of services, and they employ more than 10,000 people, according to Nancy Elphingstone, executive director of the HomeCare Association of Arkansas.

Sunshine Act to Shine Light on Pharmaceutical Dollars Paid to Doctors

by Mark Friedman 4/8/2013 12:00 am

Starting in September 2014, a record of all payments that drug companies make to doctors will be publicly available, a situation raising concerns among both physicians and drug companies.