Jan 22nd, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule on January 21 that explained reforms to the Medicaid prescription drugs rebate and reimbursement systems. It’s estimated that the federal and state governments will save $2.7 billion over five years. The reform aims to increase rebates and set limits on federal reimbursements for Medicaid prescription drugs. According to ...
Nov 19th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has $32 million in available funds to support families with children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). According to a November 16 press release, CMS says, “Medicaid and CHIP provide comprehensive coverage to the nation’s most vulnerable children,” and the funds ...
In CMS
Apr 8th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to align mental health and substance use disorder benefits for low-income Americans with benefits required of private health plans and insurance. The proposal applies certain provisions of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 to Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance ...
Apr 12th, 2012
An improperly secured server maintained by the Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) was hacked into on March 30, compromising personal health information (PHI) of thousands of people. The victims are likely to be Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) recipients who have visited a health care provider in the past four months, and ...
In Billing
Mar 29th, 2012
Awarding of Health Care Innovation Challenge grants ranging from $1 million to $30 million for a three-year period will be postponed by several weeks, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS Delays Innovation Challenge Determination was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by admin aapc...