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2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Program Landscape

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to strengthening and modernizing the Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug programs by providing additional flexibilities and efficiencies so that plan sponsors are encouraged to provide innovative benefits and plan offerings that provide Medicare enrollees with high quality healthcare services.
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CMS Sends Clear Message to Plans: Stop Hiding Information from Patients

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent a letter to companies that provide Medicare prescription drug coverage in Part D explaining that so-called “gag clauses” are unacceptable, as part of the Administration-wide “American Patients First” initiative to lower prescription drug costs.
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Speech: Remarks by CMS Administrator Seema Verma at the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Spring Conference

Welcome to CMS and thanks for joining us today, as we look ahead to 2019 for the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs. It’s a pleasure to be here with you and to provide an update on all that we have been doing to strengthen and improve these important programs for our nation’s seniors and the disabled.
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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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CMS MAKES IMPROVEMENTS TO MEDICARE DRUG AND HEALTH PLANS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued final regulations for Medicare Advantage (MA) and prescription drug benefit (Part D) programs to improve benefits and the quality of care for seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in these programs.
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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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SENIORS SAVE MORE THAN $1.2 BILLION ON PRESCRIPTIONS THANKS TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

So far this year, more than 2.2 million people with Medicare have saved more than $1.2 billion on their prescriptions, for an average of $550 per person, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today.
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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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MEDICARE'S 2012 OPEN ENROLLMENT DRUG AND HEALTH PLAN DATA GOES LIVE SATURDAY, OCT. 1

In advance of the new, earlier annual enrollment period, people with Medicare can begin reviewing plan benefit and cost information on Saturday, October 1st, 2011.
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