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CMS Reveals New Medicare Card Design

September
14

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gave the public its first look at the newly designed Medicare card. The new Medicare card contains a unique, randomly-assigned number that replaces the current Social Security-based number.

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CMS Announces Ongoing Efforts to Support Hurricane Irma Emergency Recovery

September
13

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma temporarily suspended certain Medicare enrollment screening requirements for healthcare providers that are assisting with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. CMS established a hotline to assist these healthcare providers in order to enroll in federal health programs and receive temporary Medicare billing privileges.  This is part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to provide immediate relief to those affected by the hurricane.

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2018 Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map

September
13

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today posted an update to the Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map. This map is of projected issuer participation on the Health Insurance Exchanges in 2018 based on the known issuer public announcements through September 13, 2017. Participation is expected to fluctuate and does not represent actual Exchange application submissions.

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Los CMS Anuncian Esfuerzos Continuos para Apoyar a la Florida con la Respuesta a Emergencia del Huracán Irma

September
12

La Administradora de los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (los CMS por sus siglas en inglés), Seema Verma, emitió una carta otorgando 14 exenciones para apoyar a la Florida en respuesta al Huracán Irma. A raíz del huracán histórico y sin precedentes, el Ministro de Salud y Servicios Humanos Tom Price, MD, declaró una emergencia de salud pública en la Florida. Con el estado de emergencia de salud pública en efecto, los CMS han tomado varias medidas para proporcionar alivio inmediato a las personas afectadas por el huracán.

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CMS Announces Ongoing Efforts to Support Florida with Hurricane Irma Emergency Response

September
11

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma issued a letter granting 14 waivers to support Florida in response to Hurricane Irma. In the wake of the historic and unprecedented hurricane, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., declared a public health emergency in Florida. With the public health emergency in effect, CMS has taken several actions to provide immediate relief to those affected by the hurricane. The actions include temporarily waiving or modifying certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) requirements.

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