Tag: CMS Administration

Affordable Care Act Marketplace Sees Boost in Diversity, Savings

HHS has announced that 2.8 million people gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace during the special enrollment period. This influx of enrollees raised marketplace enrollment to 12.2 million, the highest enrollment level that these marketplaces have ever seen. “It’s clear that when health coverage is accessible and affordable, people sign up, […]
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CMS to Tie Vaccine Mandate to Medicaid, Medicare Participation

A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers will be tied to Medicaid and Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP), the Biden-Harris Administration recently announced. The announcement made via CMS yesterday said the Administration will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff in all Medicaid and Medicare-certified facilities by October. The emergency regulation, when it is released, will apply […]
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Costs Continue to Drop on Federal Health Insurance Marketplace

Enrollees are taking advantage of the opportunity to secure lower out-of-pocket healthcare costs on the federal health insurance marketplace during the special enrollment period, a recent CMS report found. CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, who was confirmed as CMS Administrator on May 25, pointed to the American Rescue Plan as central to this influx of enrollees […]
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