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    The Impact of RAND's Work for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

    Jun 26, 2013

    RAND's work for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reflects the diverse, widespread nature of CMS's programs. Major topics examined by our health policy experts include improving Medicare payment policies, implementation of the ACA's Medicaid provisions, Medicare demonstration projects, measuring quality of care, and assessing patients experience.

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    Predictive Model Could Apply to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    Jan 16, 2015

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses a resource-based relative value (RBRV) scale to calculate payments for physicians. The values of the scale were validated with predictive modeling, and the result may be helpful in two key applications: flagging codes as potentially misvalued and determining why a code is valued differently than predicted.

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