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CMS rule gives Medicare Advantage plans an edge over traditional Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today finalized payment updates to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans for 2020. MA rates increase 2.53 percent. This includes the phasing-in of a risk adjustment model that takes into account the number of chronic conditions a person has, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma. CMS originally had… Read More »

ONC’s Proposed Rule is a Breakthrough in Patient Empowerment

By ADRIAN GROPPER Imagine solving wicked problems of patient matching, consent, and a patient-centered longitudinal health record while also enabling a world of new healthcare services for patients and physicians to use. The long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on information blocking from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) promises nothing less.… Read More »

Health and Human Services issues rule to deny contraception coverage based on religious, moral grounds

The Department of Health and Human Services has released two final rules to allow individuals and organizations to opt out of insurance coverage for contraception based on religious and moral objections. The first rule provides an exemption from the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act to entities that object, based on religious beliefs,… Read More »