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.
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.
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.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced additional opportunities for individuals affected by the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to enroll in Medicare health and drug plans and health coverage through the Federal Health Insurance Exchange.
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.
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.
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.
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final regulation that will ensure health insurance companies spend at least 80 percent of consumers’ health insurance premiums on medical care, not income, overhead and marketing.