Final MA Rule Provides Insight into Special Election Periods for Hospice Beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the Medicare Program: Contract Year 2021 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, and Medicare Cost Plan Program, with important information about the special election period for hospice beneficiaries. In recent years policymakers have given increased attention to current…

CMS Issues Part One of MA Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the final rule: Contract Year 2021 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Program, Medicare Prescription Benefit Program, and Medicare Cost Plan Program. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to give the MA plans adequate time to implement the changes, CMS is issuing the…

CMS Issues Proposals for Medicare Advantage Plans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule titled: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Contract Year 2021 and 2022 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicaid Program, Medicare Cost Plan Program, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Also released, is Part…