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Statement: CMS and AARP Encourage Beneficiaries to Review Coverage this Open Enrollment

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On October 26, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule [CMS-1689-F] setting out finalized Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Medicare payment updates, finalized quality reporting changes for home health agencies (HHAs), and finalized case-mix methodology refinements and a change in the home health unit of payment from 60 days to 30 days for CY 2020.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool that includes interactive maps and a dataset that shows national-, state-, and county-level provider services and utilization data for selected health service areas. Market saturation, in the present context, refers to the density of providers of a particular service within a defined geographic area relative to the number of the beneficiaries receiving that service in the area.
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The Federal Health Insurance Exchange (also known as the Marketplace) Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2018 to December 15, 2018, for coverage starting on January 1, 2019.
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Contract Year (CY) 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Flexibility Proposed Rule (CMS-4185-P)

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that the agency has acted to support the Northern Mariana Islands in response to Typhoon Yutu. This week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared a public health emergency (PHE) in the Northern Mariana Islands.