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NEW AFFORDABLE CARE ACT DEMONSTRATION TO PROVIDE CARE AT HOME FOR MEDICARE PATIENTS

Up to 10,000 Medicare patients with chronic conditions will now be able to get most of the care they need at home under a new demonstration announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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MEDICARE GIVES EMPLOYERS, CONSUMERS INFORMATION TO MAKE BETTER HEALTH CARE CHOICES

Health care law will allow patients to compare options, find best value
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MEDICARE EXPANDING COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM TO SAVE BILLIONS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced operational details for the next stage in a program that sets new, lower payment rates for certain medical equipment and supplies – such as oxygen equipment, walkers, and some types of power wheelchairs – while maintaining patient access to them.
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MEDICARES DEC. 7TH OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE NEARS

As the December 7th deadline grows closer for people with Medicare to change or choose their drug and health plan coverage for next year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and its network of partners and advocates are available to assist with counseling and enrolling beneficiaries on their choices for 2012.
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WE CAN 'T WAIT: HEALTH CARE INNOVATION CHALLENGE WILL IMPROVE CARE, SAVE MONEY, FOCUS ON HEALTH CARE JOBS

Up to $1 billion dollars will be awarded to innovative projects across the country that test creative ways to deliver high quality medical care and save money.
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CMS SURVEY SHOWS HIGH SATISFACTION RATES FOR MEDICAID AND CHIP

Parents of children with Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage are showing high satisfaction with their access to doctors and the quality of health care, according to a survey announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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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 ADOPTS POLICY AND PAYMENT CHANGES FOR OUTPATIENT CARE IN HOSPITALS AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule with comment period (final rule) that will update payment policies and payment rates for services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) beginning Jan. 1, 2012.
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CMS ANNOUNCES POLICY, PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR THE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE IN 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule with comment period that updates payment policies and rates for physicians and nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in calendar year (CY) 2012.
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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT TO HELP IMPROVE CARE FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 500 community health centers in 44 States across the country will receive approximately $42 million over three years to improve the coordination and quality of care they deliver to people with Medicare and other patients, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today.
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