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CMS nudges beneficiaries away from low-performing MA plans

CMS nudges beneficiaries away from low-performing MA plans

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is encouraging around 375,00 Medicare Advantage members to re-evaluate their plans.

Medicare 'upcoding' accounts for $11 billion in extra costs, investigation finds

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Medicare providers increasingly are using higher-paying codes instead of using less complex, lower-paying codes, an investigation has found. This practices, known as "upcoding," has added $11 billion or more to their fees over 10 years.

Medicare overhauls its beneficiary website

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Medicare beneficiaries now can research nursing homes and determine their coverage options from their smartphones or tablets, thanks to a Medicare website redesign.

Regulators clash with suppliers over effectiveness of competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment

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Federal officials maintain that its competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment is operating successfully, but some industry suppliers disagree.

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