CMS Funds Ombudsman Program for Duals: Falls Short of Addressing Other Stakeholder Requests

On June 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a press release (the Press Release) declaring that it would financially support ombudsman programs (Ombudsman Programs) for the dual demonstrations (Demonstrations).  Specifically, CMS projected that the total amount of funds allocated will be $12 million over three years, with funds per state estimated…