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COVID-19 Update: CMS Approves First Section 1135 Waiver

Following President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on March 13, 2020, CMS approved the first Section 1135 waiver related to Medicaid on Monday.  The State of Florida received permission to eliminate the limits on instances of care furnished and how many participants receive care from an out-of-state provider for the duration of the 1135 … Continue reading

President Trump signs executive order to make changes to Medicare Advantage

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, President Trump signed an executive order that aims to expand the Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Part C, commonly known as Medicare Advantage, is administered by private insurers in which CMS pays the health insurer  on a fee per beneficiary basis and the insurer in turn pays providers a negotiated rate … Continue reading
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