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Medicare Care Choices Model awards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) to provide beneficiaries, and their caregivers and providers, with greater flexibility when facing a life-limiting illness. MCCM provides Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for the Medicare hospice benefit, (and dually eligible beneficiaries who may qualify for the Medicaid hospice benefit in their state), the option to receive supportive care services typically furnished under the Medicare hospice benefit, while continuing to receive care from other Medicare providers for their terminal condition.
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FINAL WAGE INDEX CHANGES FOR MEDICARE HOSPICES INCREASE FY 2012 PAYMENTS BY 2.5%

Hospices serving people with Medicare will see a 2.5 percent increase in their Medicare payments for fiscal year (FY) 2012, according to a final regulation released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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HOME HEALTH AGENCIES SHARE $15 MILLION IN SAVINGS FROM CMS QUALITY DEMONSTRATION

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced it will share nearly $15 million in additional savings with more than 100 Home Health Agencies (HHAs) that participated in the intervention group of the two-year Medicare Home Health Pay for Performance (HHP4P) demonstration.
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MEDICARE PROPOSES NEW RULES FOR NOTIFYING BENEFICIARIES OF THEIR RIGHT TO LODGE QUALITY OF CARE COMPLAINTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule today that would require most Medicare-participating providers and suppliers to give Medicare beneficiaries written notice about their right to contact a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) with concerns about the quality of care they receive under the Medicare program.
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MEDICARE PROPOSES PAYMENT RULE TO PROVIDE NEW PREVENTIVE BENEFITS AND RAISE PHYSICIAN PAYMENTS FOR 2005

As part of its ongoing efforts to modernize Medicare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed new benefits to help Medicare beneficiaries stay healthier and get better access to important preventive medical services, as well as to implement an across the board 1.5 percent increase in payment rates for physicians taking care of Medicare beneficiaries.
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CMS REQUIRES CERTAIN TYPES OF MEDICAL CENTERS AND FACILITIES TO SUBMIT COST REPORTS IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced it will require certain types of medical centers and facilities to submit their annual Medicare cost reports in an electronic format, starting in May 2005.
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