New Payment Model for Medicare Transportation

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Transportation has been a popular topic in the healthcare industry. Medicare Advantage plans are offering new transportation benefits and CMS has plans to experiment with a new payment model for Medicare transportation. Current Payment Model Currently, Medicare only covers emergency ambulance transportation to a hospital or skilled nursing facility if transporting in a different vehicle would put a beneficiary’s health …

Medicare Advantage 2020: Changes and Advancements

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There are more beneficiaries enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan than ever before. It’s no surprise that this increase in enrollees has pushed providers to offer plans with a competitive edge. CMS has plans to help providers do just that, and has proposed an expansion in plan options to increase competitiveness in this lucrative market. Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 …

New Proposed Rule: Lower Drug Prices for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D

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New Proposed Rule: Lower Drug Prices for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is actively searching for new ways to implement lower drug prices for beneficiaries.  In November 2018, CMS opened public comments on a new proposed rule that is set to hit the Federal Register by the end of the month. …