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Medicare Home Health Coverage Should Be Based on the Need for Skilled Care – Improvement Is Not Required

CMA Issue Brief - Medicare Home Health Coverage Should Be Based on the Need for Skilled Care;
Improvement Is Not Required.

Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act Introduced

Legislation would make the Steve Gleason Act of 2015, which increased access to speech generating devices for people with degenerative diseases, permanent.

Senate Must Reject Health Bill Passed by the House

As the Senate considers health reform, we urge members to consider the impact on the health and welfare of people covered by the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid, and reject the American Health Care Act.

May 2017 – House Passes AHCA, Updates on Home Health, SGD’s & Other Issues

House Passes AHCA, Updates on Home Health, SGD's & Other Issues

Brief Description of Medicare Home Health Coverage Under the Medicare Act

This is Part Two of a Ten-Part CMA Issue Brief Series to examine, and inform work to resolve, the growing crisis in access to Medicare home health coverage and necessary care.

Center Urges CMS to Preserve and Strengthen Consumer Protections in Medicare Advantage and Part D

We are deeply concerned by ongoing improper payments to MA plans and CMS’ lack of progress in recouping previous payments and deterring future misconduct.

Center Comments on Medicare Advantage and Part D “Transformation Ideas”

While we recognize CMS’ stated intention to maintain benefit flexibility and efficiency throughout the MA and Part D programs, we stress that CMS’ focus should not be on rolling back regulations, reducing oversight or minimizing plan sponsor burdens.

Insurer Reaches Agreement with Provider Network – After Frightening Medicare Advantage Enrollees

Last month in Connecticut, United Healthcare (UHC) set off a panic among its Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees by sending out letters indicating that they would no longer be affiliated with Hartford HealthCare HHC), one of Connecticut’s largest provider networks.

Overview: The Crisis in Medicare Home Health Coverage and Access to Care

Today the Center for Medicare Advocacy launches a Ten-Part Series to examine and continue work to resolve the growing crisis in access to Medicare home health coverage and necessary care.

CMS Releases Final 2018 Call Letter: Too Little for Consumers

While the Call Letter addresses a range of issues, this Alert touches only on Medicare Advantage payment rates, certain issues that were not addressed in either the draft or final Call Letter, and an additional request for information issued by CMS.

Federal Initiatives that May Affect Nurse Staffing Levels

Have regulatory changes at the federal level, while not specifically directed at the goal of increasing nurse staffing, actually led, or may potentially lead, to improved staffing levels at nursing facilities?

House Poised to Vote on Bill Gutting the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, and Undermining Medicare – Act Now

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill that would gut the ACA, dramatically cut Medicaid payments to states, and undermine Medicare. If passed in the House, the Senate could vote on the bill as early as next week.

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