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CMS makes improvements to Medicare drug and health plans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued final regulations (CMS-4159-F) for the Medicare Advantage and prescription drug benefit (Part D) programs that continue efforts to curb fraud and abuse and to improve benefits and the quality of care for seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in these programs.
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CMS Strategy to Combat Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Fraud and Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem nationwide. Unfortunately, the Medicare Part D prescription drug program (Part D) is not immune from the abuses associated with this nationwide epidemic.
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CMS proposes program changes for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit Programs for Contract Year 2015 (CMS-4159-P)

On January 6, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule with comment period that would strengthen protections, improve health care quality and reduce costs for Medicare beneficiaries with private Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D prescription drug plans in Contract Year (CY) 2015.
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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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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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2010 OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND HEALTH PLAN COVERAGE BEGINS NOVEMBER 15TH

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging Medicare beneficiaries to take advantage of the annual Open Enrollment period to make sure they have the best coverage available to meet their healthcare needs in 2010.
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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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MEDICARE ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE TO INSURANCE COMPANIES ON MEDICARE MAILINGS

Medicare today called on Medicare-contracted health insurance and prescription drug plans to suspend potentially misleading mailings to beneficiaries about health care and insurance reform.
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MEDICARE FINDS BILLIONS IN SAVINGS TO TAXPAYERS

Through more aggressive local oversight and specially targeted fraud and abuse initiatives, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has saved more than $2 billion in Medicare claims in special projects focusing on infusion therapy and those services provided by Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities.
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