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CMS extends, expands fraud-fighting enrollment moratoria efforts in six states

CMS extends, expands fraud-fighting enrollment moratoria efforts in six states New demonstration enhances agency’s enrollment and investigative options Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an extension and statewide expansion of fraud-fighting temporary provider enrollment moratoria efforts in six states, along with a new related demonstration project to allow for certain exceptions to the moratoria and heightened …

Medicare projects relatively stable average prescription drug premiums in 2017

CMS NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2016 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries Medicare projects relatively stable average prescription drug premiums in 2017 Today, Medicare announced that the average basic premium for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2017 is projected to remain relatively stable at an estimated $34 per month. This represents …

Doctors Are Improperly Billing Some on Medicare, U.S. Says

WASHINGTON — Doctors are improperly billing poor people on Medicare for deductibles, co-payments and other costs from which they are supposed to be exempt, the Obama administration says. Federal officials have warned doctors that they may be subject to penalties if they persist in these practices. They could, for example, be fined or excluded from Medicare. The people who are …

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 …