Trump Administration Drives Access to More High-Quality Medicare Plan Choices in 2020
For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will require the display of the five-star Quality Rating System (or star ratings) available nationwide for health plans offered on the Health Insurance Exchanges beginning with the 2020 Open Enrollment Period.
Consumers will have improved access to health plan quality information for the 2020 Open Enrollment Period
Data highlights enrollment remained largely unchanged since 2017 while affordability continues to be problematic for those without tax subsidies.
This report provides effectuated enrollment, premium, and advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC) data, for the Federally-facilitated and State-based Exchanges (“the Exchanges”) for February 2019 and for the 2018 plan year.
Decision ensures consistency in access to the innovative new cancer therapy, and CMS is working closely with sister agencies to monitor outcomes for patients receiving the therapy
New Medicaid Drug Utilization Review standards build on existing state activities to encourage appropriate use of opioids and other medications.