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SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program FY 2018 Final Rule Call

Thursday, November 16 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET. Register for Medicare Learning Network events. Learn how the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program will affect Medicare’s payments to your SNF beginning October 1, 2018, as well as details on how CMS will translate SNF performance scores into value-based incentive payments. CMS will also discuss policies finalized in the FY 2018 final rule.

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Azar Nominated to HHS Post

President Trump has nominated Alex Azar, former HHS Deputy Secretary and Eli Lilly executive, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. See story

Verma Outlines Vision for Medicaid

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma discussed her vision for the future of Medicaid and unveiled new CMS policies that encourage states to propose innovative Medicaid reforms, reduce federal regulatory burdens, increase efficiency, and promote transparency and accountability during a plenary session at the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) Fall Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

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CMS Posts Part D Reassignment Document

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an informational bulletin to provide an update on the next steps in the processes reassignments for certain low-income subsidy (LIS)-eligible individuals. The bulletin provides information to ensure that states understand their role in ensuring that dual eligible beneficiaries have timely, affordable, and comprehensive coverage under the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit.

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