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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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HHS ANNOUNCES NEW INCENTIVES FOR PROVIDERS TO WORK TOGETHER THROUGH ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS

People with Medicare will be able to benefit from a new program designed to encourage primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals, and other health care providers to coordinate their care under a final regulation issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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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 HELPING CONSUMERS GET BETTER VALUE FOR THEIR HEALTH CARE DOLLARS

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.
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CMS ISSUES FINAL CITIZENSHIP GUIDELINES FOR MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY

Establishing citizenship for Medicaid eligibility will be easier for states and program applicants under final regulations implementing the new law, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today.
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NEW EFFORTS AIMED AT STOPPING ABUSE OF THE POWER WHEELCHAIR BENEFIT IN THE MEDICARE PROGRAM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced a 10-point initiative to substantially curb abuse of the Medicare program by unscrupulous providers of power wheelchairs and other power mobility products who prey on Medicare beneficiaries.
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