Category Archives: Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

AskNadia: I Need Free or Inexpensive Insulin

I receive many emails from people asking me to help them get access to insulin. This column is for you, the person and family member who has reached out to me for help in gaining access to free or affordable insulin. Dear PWD: Unfortunately, not everyone has access to good health insurance. For some, having … Continue reading AskNadia: I Need Free or Inexpensive Insulin

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Senators Request a Delay of Hospital Star Ratings from CMS

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/May-25_-2016_-7_08_14-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSU.S. senators have recently sent a request to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services asking for a delay in releasing the quarterly Hospital Compare Rankings. Concerns have come up that the methods used to rate hospitals fail to take income and social-level standings … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Senators Request a Delay of Hospital Star Ratings from CMS

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: CMS Offers New Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/May-16_-2016_-12_29_40-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a new accountable care organization model known as Next Gen that will address the shortcomings of the Medicare Shared Shavings Programs. These new models will allow participants to keep 80%-100% of savings, and … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: CMS Offers New Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model

Settlement To Deliver Victory For Tens Of Thousands Of Older And Disabled Adults Served By Medicare

Burlington, Vt. – The Center for Medicare Advocacy and co-counsel from Vermont Legal Aid today announced that plaintiffs and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius filed a Settlement Agreement in the landmark case of Jimmo v. Sebelius, bringing an end to Medicare’s long-practiced but illegal application of an “Improvement Standard.” The settlement of … Continue reading Settlement To Deliver Victory For Tens Of Thousands Of Older And Disabled Adults Served By Medicare

Type 1 & Type 2: Need Medicine and Have No Insurance for Your Diabetes?

Nearly one in six people in the United States has no health insurance. If you have diabetes, that’s a very tough position to be in. There are, however, resources that can cut the costs that you have been paying out of pocket for medicines and supplies. For one, there’s the Together Rx Access Card. Totally … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2: Need Medicine and Have No Insurance for Your Diabetes?