CMS Pushes Back Applications For Rural ACO Loan Demonstration

CMS pushed back its request for Accountable Care Organizations to submit applications to the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model by a year, until spring 2022, to the disappointment of the ACOs. However, the National Association of ACOs says the delay, while a short-term setback, also provides an opportunity to improve the model so that it can help more providers. “A new innovative CHART 2.0 option for ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program would help foster the...
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Dems Weigh Slew Of Health Care Policies For Next Leg Package

The White House plans to unveil the health care elements of its legislative package in the next couple weeks, leaving stakeholders both looking for hints on what might be included and lobbying to get their priorities added to the potentially massive package that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said could be a “kitchen sink” of policies. The legislation will look beyond the pandemic as Democrats seek to ink in major reforms that are expected to permanently increase Affordable Care Act...
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Rural Providers Seek Broadband Over Relief In Infrastructure Package

Rural providers are pushing Congress to include increased broadband access, health care workforce support and capital improvement funds in the infrastructure package instead of more provider relief -- stakeholders say it’s up to HHS to ensure the $8.5 billion in relief lawmakers recently allocated for rural providers is useable. The Biden administration on Wednesday (March 31) unveiled an infrastructure plan that calls for a $100 billion investment to build high-speed broadband with 100 percent coverage that prioritizes unserved and underserved...
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BMA Analysis: Out-Of-Pocket Costs Lower for MA Than Fee-For-Service

Medicare Advantage beneficiaries spent an average of $1,640 less on out-of-pocket and premium costs than traditional Medicare beneficiaries in 2018, according to a new study released by pro-MA coalition Better Medicare Alliance Tuesday (March 30). This is the third consecutive year of data showing savings for MA beneficiaries compared to those in fee-for-service Medicare, with savings increasing $42 dollars between 2017 and 2018. Average total health spending for MA beneficiaries was $3,354 in 2018, compared to $4,994 for fee-for-service beneficiaries,...
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Biden Jobs Plan Makes ‘Money Follows The Person’ Permanent

President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan would make the Money Follows the Person program permanent to expand access to home- and community-based care, an administration official told Inside Health Policy Wednesday (March 31) morning. The plan, to be unveiled by Biden later Wednesday, would invest $400 billion in home- and community-based services, according to a briefing document shared with reporters Tuesday evening, but that document doesn’t mention making the program permanent. The Biden plan would reduce waitlists for home...
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