Pitching Medicaid IT in Silicon Valley

By Andy Slavitt, CMS Acting Administrator @aslavitt Earlier this year, I announced a new effort to connect new, innovative companies and their investors to the state Medicaid program IT space. Since this announcement, I have been encouraged by the initial interest from companies that may not have otherwise ever thought about participating in this important health insurance program that covers …

The New York Times: National Health Spending To Surpass $10,000 A Person In 2016

National health spending will average more than $10,000 a person this year for the first time, the Obama administration said Wednesday, a milestone that heralds somewhat faster growth in health spending after several years of exceptionally low growth. By 2025, the administration reported, health care will represent 20 percent of the total economy, up from 17.8 percent last year. By …

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Round One Health Care Innovation Awards Show Some Promising Results

The Health Care Innovation Awards is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center initiative that tests new payment and service delivery models and aims to find better ways to deliver care and bring down costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and/or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees. Today we are sharing the second annual independent evaluation reports of round …

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You Gave, Now Save

NCOA, incollaboration with n4a, have updated our consumer guide to benefits, You Gave, Now Save. I have attached a PDF of the guide to this post; you can find it also on our website at www.ncoa.org/yougavenowsave . n4a did a limited print run of the guide, which they are offering through the Eldercare Locator (call 1-800-677-1116); there is an associated …

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May 5th Forum on MI Health Link

MI Health Link is like ordering a combo meal at your favorite fast food restaurant.  You are choosing a combo which is known as an “integrated care plan” which includes both your Medicare and your Medicaid in one meal!  This plan is for those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Those eligible are encouraged to come, as well …

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MI Health Link Forum

Public Information Forum Providing answers and information for people with both Medicare and Medicaid Care Coordination and Person Centered Planning MAY 5TH MI HEALTH LINK FORUM Integrated care program for individuals eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. MI Health Link is the state’s integrated care program for individuals who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. We encourage those who may …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MI Health Link care option

Contact Information: Judy Hazle Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program judy@mmapinc.org 517-999-0681 X26 There is good news for individuals who have both Medicare and full Medicaid insurance. The MI Health Link care option continues to be available for anyone living in Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Macomb, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Wayne or any county in the Upper Peninsula. A …

Michigan governor seeks more Medicaid coverage for Flint residents

By Associated Press  | February 14, 2016 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the federal government to expand Medicaidcoverage to people under 21 and pregnant women who have been exposed to Flint’s lead-contaminated water. In a statement released Sunday, Snyder says about 15,000 more Flint residents would benefit if the government approves the request. The governor says the state would help by …

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CMS finalizes controversial Medicaid outpatient drug rule

By Virgil Dickson  | January 21, 2016 By April 1, state Medicaid agencies must start reimbursing pharmacies for prescription drugs based on actual acquisition costs according to a final rule released Thursday. Medicaid programs until now have reimbursed pharmacies for prescription drugs based on the ingredient costs for the drug and a dispensing fee for filling the prescription, according to the …