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Andy Slavitt touts enrollment surges as Obama admin makes final sign-up push

With just a few days left to sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage, the federal government is emphasizing promising enrollment numbers as it makes its final push to reach the uninsured.

CMS to tighten rules for special enrollment periods

In response to health insurers' concerns about the Affordable Care Act special enrollment periods, the federal government plans to tighten its regulations to thwart "bad actors" on the exchanges who can be costly to the plans covering them.  

More than 8 million enroll in Healthcare.gov plans, including more young customers

Enrollment on Healthcare.gov has now reached more than 8.2 million, the federal government announced Tuesday, and perhaps most notably, customers this year are trending younger than in 2014.

New CMS tool tracks trends for costliest drugs

Health insurers concerned about the rising cost of prescription drugs now will have access to a new tool that lets them--and the public at large--analyze spending trends on the medicines that cost the country's largest payer the most.  

OIG report: Generic drug rebates could have saved Medicaid $1.4B

Medicaid could have saved more than $1.4 billion in the past decade if companies were required to provide rebates whenever prices for best-selling generic drugs exceeded the inflation rate, according to a new report.

CMS will penalize Healthcare.gov insurers that don't use new system properly

Insurers that offer plans on Healthcare.gov could risk losing out on payments if they fail to properly submit policy reports via a new, automated intake system, warns a notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Proposed ACA marketplace reforms address consumer, insurer concerns

Seeking to improve the experience of consumers and health insurers alike, the federal government has proposed a host of reforms for the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

CMS will seek ways to make up for risk corridor shortfall

A new memo from the federal government emphasizes that it intends to find a way to make up for future shortfalls in the Affordable Care Act risk corridor program.

CMS outlines Healthcare.gov upgrades, braces for ACA open enrollment bumps

With open enrollment less than a week away, federal officials offered more details about the new upgrades to Healthcare.gov--though they also confirmed that the rollout one of such feature will be delayed.  

More plans earn high marks in 2016 Medicare Advantage Star Ratings

The 2016 Medicare Advantage Star Ratings are out, and the results show an improvement year-over-year in the number of high-performing plans.