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Public Review of Proposed Health Insurance Rate Increases for the 2016 Coverage Year

June
01

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly posted health insurance companies’  proposed rate increases of 10 percent or more for the 2016 coverage year as part of its commitment to transparency and robust rate review.  Today’s proposed rate increases were submitted by health insurance companies for health insurance plans inside and outside the Health Insurance Marketplaces in all states using the HealthCare.gov Marketplace enrollment platform and some State-based Marketplaces.

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New Medicare data available to increase transparency on hospital and physician utilization

June
01

As part of the Administration’s efforts to promote better care, smarter spending, and healthier people, today CMS is posting the third annual release of the Medicare hospital utilization and payment data (both inpatient and Learn more about New Medicare data available to increase transparency on hospital and physician utilization

CMS proposes rule to strengthen managed care for Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees

May
26

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to modernize Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care regulations to update the programs’ rules and strengthen the delivery of quality care for beneficiaries.  This proposed rule is the first major update to Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations in more than a decade. It would improve beneficiary communications and access, provide new program integrity tools, support state efforts to deliver higher quality care in a cost-effective way, and better align Medicaid and CHIP managed care rules and practices with other sources of health insurance coverage.

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New Medicare prescription drug cost data available

April
30

As part of the Administration’s goals of better, care, smarter spending, and healthier people, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the availability of new, privacy-protected data on Medicare Part D prescription drugs prescribed by physicians and other health care professionals in 2013. This data shows which prescription drugs were prescribed to Medicare Part D beneficiaries by which practitioners.

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10 Days to Take Advantage of Tax Season Special Enrollment Period

April
20

Washington, D.C. – Uninsured tax filers who owe a fee on their 2014 taxes for not having minimum essential health coverage in 2014 have 10 more days to take advantage of a Special Enrollment Period through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace to enroll in health coverage for the remainder of 2015.

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