Currently 13 states are working to align Medicare and Medicaid financing as well as integrate primary and acute care, behavioral health services and long-term services and supports through a variety of innovative methods, according to a new report from the Center for Healthcare Strategies.
Consumers that enroll in health plans outside of the open enrollment period will face new documentation requirements to ensure they meet special enrollment period qualifications.
The healthcare industry's move to value-based care has so far been long on ambition and short on detail. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and America's Health Insurance Plans have finally begun to flesh out some of those details by unveiling the first sets of core measures for quality care.
Most people with Medicare Part B will be exempt from any increase in premiums in 2016 and will pay the same monthly premium as they did last year, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.