Medicare Resources

Integrated Care Updates- August 2020

Integrated Care Updates- August 2020

  •  New ICRC Resources on Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) Related Restrictions on Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) Enrollment
  • MACPAC Releases Updated Inventory of Integrated Care Models
  • Want to Know More about the Dually Eligible Individuals in Your State? Request a State Data Profile
  • August 2020 Enrollment in Medicare-Medicaid Plans
  • August 2020 Enrollment in PACE Organizations
  • New Resources on the ICRC Website
  • Key Upcoming Dates

CMS Releases Updated Manual on State Payment of Medicare Premiums and Related Resource Documents

On September 8, CMS released the updated Manual for State Payment of Medicare Premiums (formerly called “State Buyin Manual”). The manual updates information and instructions to states on federal policy, operations, and systems concerning the payment of Medicare Parts A and B premiums (or buy-in) for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

Integrated Care Updates- July 2020

MedPAC Data Book on Medicare Spending

New ICRC Tools Help States Identify Dually Eligible Individuals and Aligned Enrollees

Want to Know More about the Dually Eligible Individuals in Your State? Request a State Data Profile

July 2020 Enrollment in Medicare-Medicaid Plans

July 2020 Enrollment in PACE Organizations

New Resources on the ICRC Website

Key Upcoming Dates

Integrated Care Updates - March 2020

March 2020 Update Content:

  • CMS Corona Virus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit and Electronic Mailing List
  • Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) Entries and Departures
  • MedPAC March Report to the Congress: Issues Related to Integrated Care
  • Key 2020 Medicare Dates
  • March 2020 Enrollment in Medicare-Medicaid Plans
  • March 2020 Enrollment in PACE Organizations
  • New Resources on the ICRC Website

Spotlight: New Interoperability and Patient Access Rule Will Affect Dually Eligible Individuals

On March 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule (CMS-9115-F), which is designed to improve patient access to their health information, improve interoperability and encourage innovation, while reducing burden on payers and providers. Two provisions will specifically affect dually eligible individuals (see Section VII, Improving the Medicare-Medicaid Dually Eligible Experience by Increasing the Frequency of Federal-State Data Exchanges, and final changes to regulatory text in Parts 406, 407, and 423).

Coordination of Medicare and Medicaid Behavioral Health Benefits

Working with Medicare
4/15/20

This webinar provides an overview of Medicare and Medicaid behavioral health benefits (including mental health and substance use disorder benefits) for dually eligible individuals and opportunities to improve coordination in integrated care programs. It includes a summary of the new Medicare Opioid Treatment Benefit and implications for state Medicaid programs, as well as information about state options for covering treatment services in Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMDs).

 

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation, attendees are able to:

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