The Beat Episode 9: Understanding the Evolution of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Now Available on Demand | Heart Rhythm Society

The Beat Episode 9: Understanding the Evolution of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Now Available on Demand

June 15, 2023 - On June 15th, the HRS Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee, in collaboration with the Digital Education Committee, presented a live webinar (Episode 9) of The Beat, Understanding the Evolution of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The episode, moderated by Sandeep A Saha, MD, MS, FHRS and David J. Slotwiner, MD, FHRS, examines the expanding federal health insurance benefits, beginning with the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, and the federal structure for administering these programs and their associated policies.

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On June 15th, the HRS Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee, in collaboration with the Digital Education Committee, presented a live webinar (Episode 9) of The Beat, Understanding the Evolution of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  The episode, moderated by Sandeep A. Saha, MD, MS, FHRS and David J. Slotwiner, MD, FHRS, examines the expanding federal health insurance benefits, beginning with the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, and the federal structure for administering these programs and their associated policies.  The presentation featured special guests Rachel Groman, MPH, and Bob Jasak, JD, from Hart Health Strategies, a Washington D.C.-based bipartisan health policy consulting and advocacy firm specializing in legislative and regulatory health care issues. 

The discussion focused on the evolution of the Medicare program, the role of CMS in administering the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and the renewed focus on incorporating quality and cost measurement into physician reimbursement calculations (and how ineffective many of those efforts to date have been).  

The episode is now available on demand in Heart Rhythm 365.