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Enrollment Through Federal Exchange Found Remaining Steady

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the weekly enrollment snapshot through the Dec. 15, 2018 midnight Eastern Time deadline for the 2019 Open Enrollment Period. The preliminary data show enrollment remained steady.

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2020 Medicare Advantage Advance Notice Part I – Risk Adjustment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released Part I of the 2020 Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Part D Payment Policies (a.k.a. the Advance Notice), which contains key information about proposed updates to the Part C Risk Adjustment Model and the use of encounter data.

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Those On MA Get A Do-Over On Plan Choice Starting Jan. 1

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, there will be a new open enrollment period available to Medicare beneficiaries covered by a Medicare Advantage plan. Replacing the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period, the new open enrollment period will run between Jan. 1 and March 31.

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New Medicare Card Mailing Update: Wave 6 Ends

CMS has finished mailing cards to people with Medicare who live in Waves 1-5 and now Wave 6 states (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). Card mailing in Wave 7 states and territories continues.

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CMS Releases Final Rule On Medicare Doc Pay Schedule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule. At first blush, there are some notable changes that will impact physician groups and the patients and communities they serve.

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What You Need To Know For The 2019 Marketplace Open Enrollment

The Federal Health Insurance Exchange (also known as the Marketplace) Open Enrollment Period runs from Nov. 1 to Dec.15 for coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2019.

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User-Friendly Version of Hospital Cost Report Data Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new, more user-friendly version of cost report data for Medicare-certified hospitals.

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Nearly 1,300 Sign-Ups For BPCI Advanced Model Participation

Some 1,299 entities have signed agreements with CMS to participate in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement – Advanced (BPCI Advanced) Model. The participating entities will receive bundled payments for certain episodes of care as an alternative to fee-for-service payments that reward only the volume of care delivered

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CMS Proposes to Lift Regulations, Ease Burden on Providers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed a rule to make it easier for healthcare providers to meet Medicare compliance requirements for healthcare facilities. The agency claims the changes, collectively, would save healthcare providers an estimated $1.12 billion per year.

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CMS Begins Wave 6 Mailing Of New Medicare Cards

CMS has started mailing new Medicare cards to people with Medicare who live in Wave 6 states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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