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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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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SUNSHINE RULE INCREASES TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTH CARE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS ) announced today a proposed rule that will increase public awareness of financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and certain health care providers.
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HHS EXPANDS INITIATIVE TO PROTECT MEDICARE AND SENIORS FROM FRAUD

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today the award of $9 million from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) programs across the nation continue their work fighting Medicare fraud.
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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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NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP FIGHT MEDICARE FRAUD

On the heels of the White House launch of the Campaign to Cut Waste - an administration wide initiative to crack down on waste, fraud and abuse, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that starting July 1, it will begin using innovative predictive modeling technology to fight Medicare fraud.
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NEW REPORT: IMPROVEMENTS TO MEDICARE ARE LOWERING COSTS, IMPROVING CARE

A new analysis issued today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outlines savings resulting from improvements to the Medicare program, including implementation of many provisions in the Affordable Care Act, from new tools and resources to help crack down on fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare system, to reforming payment systems to reward high quality care.
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MEDICARE ANNOUNCES 2011 FUNDING FOR STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that nearly $46.5 million for basic grant funding will be distributed to State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) on April 1, 2011, to help people with Medicare, and those who care for them, receive information and counseling about their health benefits and choices.
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