Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

health data

CMS launches new pilot program to provide patients access to their health data

Dubbed Data at the Point of Care (DPC), it aims to fill information gaps and offer a more complete picture of a patient's health and history.
Omada Health

Medicare to offer reimbursements for Diabetes Prevention Programs

Based on pilot studies, participants in Omada's DPP lost an average of 5% of their body weight, while 80% attended at least four weekly sessions.
telehealth

CMS using telehealth to reduce hospitalizations at nursing facilities

The project, which is scheduled to run from October 2016 to October 2020, seeks to prove that using technology can be as effective as an on-site clinic.
data repository

CMS opens claims database to entrepreneurs

Private entities, presuming they pay subscription to the CMS Virtual Research Data Center, will be able to submit research requests starting in September.