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EVENTS

Federal Networks Conference
FEDERAL NETWORKS CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
The Federal Networks Conference brings together senior decision-makers from key agencies across government to share their latest plans for how they will design, purchase and operate their networks as well as the IT services that these networks enable and deliver.

Government Affairs Conference & Members Reception
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CONFERENCE & MEMBERS RECEPTION
February 27-27, 2019
Lebanon agreed on a new government on Thursday, ending months of wrangling between rival political factions that have added to concerns for its struggling economy and massive public debt. The news boosted Lebanon’s bonds, with a 2037 dollar issue jumping in price by 4.3 cents to its highest si...

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the largest purchasers of health care in the world. Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide health care for one in four Americans.

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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a funding opportunity providing up to $66.1 million available to support prevention activities and treatment services for health conditions related to the Zika virus. Congress authorized this funding in the Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (P.L. 114-223).“This funding will accelerate efforts to pr...
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now includes Indian Health Service (IHS) Hospitals in the nationwide Hospital Improvement and Innovation Networks (HIINs) contract for public and private sector hospitals to reduce adverse events by 20 percent and hospital readmissions by 12 percent. This commitment to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) health care is part of ongoing CMS and IHS work to address issues in hospitals before they can affect patients. CMS recently awarded ...
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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a tool to share automatically electronic data for the Medicare Quality Payment Program. This new release is the first in a series that will be part of CMS’s ongoing efforts to spur the creation of innovative, customizable tools to reduce burden for clinicians, while also supporting high-quality care for patients. In October, CMS released the Quality Payment Program website, an interactive site to help clinicians underst...
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Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced 15 target markets for this year’s Open Enrollment. As in previous years, the target markets will be a particular focus for outreach, travel, and collaborations with local partners, also in addition to other nationwide efforts to step up outreach. “We look forward to engaging Americans all across the country in Open Enrollment beginning November 1, but we are especially excited for a major outreach push in these 15 ...
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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized updated payment rates and policy changes in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System for calendar year (CY) 2017. These finalized policy changes will improve the quality of care Medicare patients receive by better supporting their physicians and other health care providers and reflect a broader Administration-wide strategy to create a health care system tha...
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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to update Medicare fire protection guidelines for certain dialysis facilities to ensure that patients are protected from fire while receiving treatment in those facilities. CMS strives to promote health and safety for all patients, family, and staff in every provider and supplier setting, and fire safety requirements are an important part of this effort. The new proposed guidelines apply to all dialysis facil...
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The Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a Medicare and Medicaid program that provides comprehensive medical and social services that enable older adults to live in the community instead of a nursing home or other care facility....
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the 2015 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model that show physicians, hospitals, and health care providers participating in Accountable Care....
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Continuing the commitment to greater data transparency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) today released privacy-protected data on the prescription drugs that were paid for under the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program in 2014....
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made available its second annual release of data that details information on the prescription drugs that were prescribed by individual physicians and other health care providers and paid for under the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program....
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EVENTS

Federal Networks Conference
FEDERAL NETWORKS CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
The Federal Networks Conference brings together senior decision-makers from key agencies across government to share their latest plans for how they will design, purchase and operate their networks as well as the IT services that these networks enable and deliver.

Federal Grants Forum
FEDERAL GRANTS FORUM
February 25-27, 2019
Federal Grants Forum provides the opportunity to the attendees to learn from powerhouse sessions delivered by knowledgeable compliance experts in the grants, accounting and legal communities while networking with other grants and finance professionals facing similar challenges. Attendees will walk a...