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National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care exceeds goal to reduce use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes: CMS announces new goal

September
19

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care, a public-private coalition, today established a new national goal of reducing the use of antipsychotic medications in long-stay nursing home residents by 25 percent by the end of 2015, and 30 percent by the end of 2016. The coalition includes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), consumers, advocacy organizations, providers and professional associations.

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Medicare Advantage enrollment at all-time high; premiums remain affordable

September
18

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more people with Medicare will have access to higher quality Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, and for the fifth straight year, enrollment is projected to increase to a new all-time high, while premiums remain affordable.

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CMS update on consumers who have data matching issues

September
15

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to assisting consumers and protecting taxpayers by helping to ensure those who are enrolled in Marketplace coverage meet the eligibility requirements. As CMS prepares for the next Marketplace open enrollment period beginning on November 15, it is resolving data matching issues that occurred during the first year so that its records are accurate before the renewal process begins, and so that consumers have the information they need about their coverage.

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Health Insurance Marketplace offers new Special Enrollment Period for previous BadgerCare enrollees

September
04

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said today that thousands of former BadgerCare beneficiaries have the opportunity to enroll in private health insurance through the Marketplace after Wisconsin changed its Medicaid eligibility earlier this year.

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Number of Uninsured Projected to Decrease, Faster Health Expenditure Growth Expected as Coverage Expands and the Economy Improves, CMS Actuary Reports

September
03

The number of uninsured is expected to decline by nearly half from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023 as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary.  The report is being published today in Health Affairs.

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