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CMS Details Supplemental Benefits For Chronically Ill Enrollees in 2020

January 30, 2019
CMS proposed in a draft call letter Wednesday (Jan. 30) how Medicare Advantage (MA) plans could submit new supplemental benefits specifically for chronically ill enrollees in their 2020 bids. Director of the Center for Medicare Demetrios Kouzoukas said on a call Wednesday that the proposal comes from a recognition that “beneficiaries have multiple chronic illnesses” and said the supplemental benefits, called Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI), would provide enrollees with new options. In last year’s call letter,...


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