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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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New CMS rule allows flexibility in certified EHR technology for 2014

August
29

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule today that allows health care providers more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology (CEHRT) to meet meaningful use for an EHR Incentive Program reporting period for 2014. By providing this flexibility, more providers will be able to participate and meet important meaningful use objectives like drug interaction and drug allergy checks, providing clinical summaries to patients, electronic prescribing, reporting on key public health data and reporting on quality measures.

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CMS Statement on Approval of Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania

August
28

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner issued the following statement today after Pennsylvania became the 28th state, including the District of Columbia, to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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