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THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: STRENGTHENING MEDICARE IN 2011

In 2011, millions of seniors and people with disabilities enjoyed lower costs and improved benefits thanks to the Affordable Care Act.  This report details how over 25.7 million Americans in traditional Medicare received free preventive services in 2011.
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CMS PROPOSES IMPROVEMENTS TO MEDICARE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has proposed revisions to the Medicare Advantage program and prescription drug benefit program (Part D) that would implement new benefits under the Affordable Care Act and increase patient protections.
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ROBUST MEDICARE HEALTH AND DRUG PLAN COVERAGE CONTINUES IN 2010 BENEFICIARY PROTECTIONS STRENGTHENED

Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare health and prescription drug plans will continue to have a wide range of plan options in 2010, and those beneficiaries who decide to change plans should find choosing a new plan simpler than in previous years.
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CMS PROPOSES PAYMENT INCREASES, POLICY REFINEMENTS FOR INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed its inpatient rehabilitation facility payment (IRF) rule for 2006 to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have access to intensive inpatient rehabilitation services when they are needed.
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MEDICARE IMPROVES ACCESS TO POWER WHEELCHAIRS AND SCOOTERS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced new national coverage criteria for mobility assistive equipment (MAE) including power wheelchairs and scooters.
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CMS PROPOSES NEW COVERAGE CRITERIA FOR WHEELCHAIRS, SCOOTERS

In its continuing effort to improve Medicare coverage and payment for power wheelchairs and scooters, while protecting the Medicare program and taxpayers from abuse, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released draft coverage criteria for these devices, as well as new codes to ensure proper payment.
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CMS ANNOUNCES MEDICARE IMPROPER PAYMENTS RATE FOR 2003

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the national Medicare improper payments rate for 2003, based on a new and expanded program for measuring the rate and helping prevent future errors.
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NEW EFFORTS AIMED AT STOPPING ABUSE OF THE POWER WHEELCHAIR BENEFIT IN THE MEDICARE PROGRAM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced a 10-point initiative to substantially curb abuse of the Medicare program by unscrupulous providers of power wheelchairs and other power mobility products who prey on Medicare beneficiaries.
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