In week six of the 2020 Open Enrollment, 1,005,673 people selected plans using the HealthCare.gov platform. As in past years, enrollment weeks are measured Sunday through Saturday. Consequently, the cumulative totals reported in this snapshot reflect one fewer day than last year.
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.
Data highlights enrollment remained largely unchanged since 2017 while affordability continues to be problematic for those without tax subsidies.
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.
On August 2, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that reflects the agency’s efforts to transform the healthcare delivery system through competition and innovation to provide patients with better value and results. The final rule will update Medicare payment policies for hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020.
Historic changes to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System mean better quality and access