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HHS Issues Final Essential Health Benefits Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services this week finalized regulations on a key element of health reform, the essential health benefits package. Background. Under [...]

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CMS Releases Letter on Application of Parity to Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released a State Medicaid Directors Letter (SMDL) clarifying how the requirements of the 2008 parity law apply to [...]

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CMS: No Enhanced Match Available for Partial Medicaid Expansions

In a recent letter to State Medicaid Directors and accompanying FAQ, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued clarifying guidance on a number of [...]

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CMS Clarifies Application of Essential Benefits to Medicaid

Although HHS stated clearly that its proposed rule extends only to health plans sold in the individual, small group, and exchange markets, the Centers for [...]

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CMS Regional Teleconferences Will Provide Updates on Health Reform

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced it will hold 10 regional teleconferences from September 6th through the 14th to provide updates on [...]

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Massachusetts is First State to Receive CMS Approval for Medicaid-Medicare Care Coordination Plan

Massachusetts will become the first state to implement a demonstration project aimed at better coordinating healthcare services for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicaid [...]

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CMS Issues Stage 2 Meaningful Use Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its final rule on the criteria for meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use of health information technology. [...]

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Two National Council Members Win CMS Health Care Innovation Grant for Integration Programs

This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the first 26 Health Care Innovation grants that have been awarded, including  to two National [...]

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CMS Publishes FAQ on Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor Program

According to new guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors will not replace existing Medicaid program integrity contractors under [...]

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Medicare to Cover Obesity Counseling with No Cost Sharing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced this week that preventive services for obesity will now be covered by Medicare with no cost-sharing requirements [...]

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