Author Topic: CMS Official: Back End of Remains Incomplete  (Read 202 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rangerrebew

  • America defending Veteran
  • TBR Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 71,030
  • “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them
CMS Official: Back End of Remains Incomplete
« on: August 01, 2014, 08:19:16 AM »
CMS Official: Back End of Remains Incomplete

BY:  Washington Free Beacon Staff
July 31, 2014 11:33 am

CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Andy Slavitt says work completing the back end of will continue into next year.

Slavitt told a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee that the website is being advanced gradually but won’t be fully integrated into the agency’s system until sometime next year.

Earlier in the same hearing Slavitt admitted that “there will clearly be bumps” when users attempt to enroll this fall.

Transcript of the exchange is available below:

REP. MICHAEL BURGESS: When this thing went live the back end part of the system was not built. Is it now built, available and ready to use? The part that pays providers?

ANDY SLAVITT: The part that pays the issuers, the issuers are getting paid today.

BURGESS: How about the doctors and hospitals?

SLAVITT: The doctors and hospitals get paid by the health plans not by the marketplace.

BURGESS: So the back end part of the system is up and fully functional?

SLAVITT: No. No No. The back end part of the system is going through continuous releases. Today we are paying the issuers at an estimated basis that would be a coming release this year where by the end of this year they’ll begin to get paid at a policy level basis and next year continued automation will occur to tie everything to do with the back end of CMS’ systems.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2014, 08:19:50 AM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin

Offline Oceander

  • Technical
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 47,029
  • Dork
Re: CMS Official: Back End of Remains Incomplete
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 08:21:09 AM »
Many of those estimates will be grossly overinflated and the excess will not be recovered.

Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo