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CMS proposes Medicare Advantage and Part D payment and policy updates to provide new benefits for enrollees, new protections to combat opioid crisis

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed changes for the Medicare health and drug programs in 2019 that increase flexibility in Medicare Advantage that will allow more options and new benefits to Medicare beneficiaries, meeting their unique health needs and improving their quality of life.
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Trump Administration takes Steps to Expand Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

The CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule (CMS-1715-F) establishes Medicare Coverage for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Services Furnished by Opioid Treatment Programs.
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CMS Announces Approval of Groundbreaking Demonstration to Expand Access to Behavioral Health Treatment

District of Columbia first to access federal matching funds for critical tools to address both opioid crisis and serious mental illness
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CMS leverages Medicaid Program to combat the Opioid crisis

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS released guidance aimed at building on our commitment to partner with states to ensure that they have flexibilities and the tools necessary to combat the opioid crisis.
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CMS Empowers Patients and Ensures Site-Neutral Payment in Proposed Rule

Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) & Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) proposed rule advances CMS commitment to increasing transparency and lowering drug prices.
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