CMS waives provider screening requirements in TX, LA during Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

CMS waives provider screening requirements in TX, LA during Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today approved suspending certain Medicare enrollment screening requirements for healthcare providers and suppliers that are assisting with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in areas impacted in Texas and Louisiana. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the agency has established a hotline Continue reading CMS waives provider screening requirements in TX, LA during Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

EpiPen Agreement Protects Medicaid Integrity,  Saves Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

EpiPen Agreement Protects Medicaid Integrity, Saves Hundreds of Millions of Dollars   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce an agreement with Mylan regarding the classification of EpiPen. Per the agreement, Mylan will reclassify EpiPen as a brand name drug consistent with the Medicaid statute and regulations. In addition, Mylan has agreed to use the Continue reading EpiPen Agreement Protects Medicaid Integrity,  Saves Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

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2018 Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map

2018 Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today posted an update to the Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map. This map is of projected issuer participation on the Health Insurance Exchanges in 2018 based on the known issuer public announcements through July 19, 2017. Participation is expected to fluctuate and does not represent actual Continue reading 2018 Health Insurance Exchanges Issuer County Map

CMS Releases 1991-2014 Health Care Spending by State

Data details health care spending for residents by service and major payer Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of the Actuary (OACT) released state-level health care spending data for the period 1991-2014. The data shows that while most states experienced faster growth in 2014 due to Medicaid expansion and enrollment in Exchange plans, per capita health Continue reading CMS Releases 1991-2014 Health Care Spending by State