Decision adds new access to acupuncture for Medicare beneficiaries as a potential pain treatment alternative to opioid use
CMS Announces Enhanced Program Integrity Efforts for the Exchange
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the weekly enrollment snapshot through 11:59PM Eastern Time on December 17, for the 2020 Open Enrollment Period with over 8.3 million people enrolled compared to approximately 8.5 million people at the end of the Open Enrollment Period last year on December 15, 2018.
CMS Announces Strong Participation in Value-Based Medicare Advantage Model for CY 2020 and New Opportunities for CY 2021
The Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) and Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Models are two new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) models designed to improve care delivery for vulnerable Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries, particularly those affected by the nation’s opioid crisis, while improving quality of care and reducing spending.
Goals are to improve quality of care, increase access to treatment based on state-specific needs, and reduce expenditures