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What to Watch for in 2020

Politics:

Which ideas will rise to the top in the 2020 Presidential election where each candidate seems to advance different positions and goals on health care, and Medicare’s role, which many polls suggest remains the top issue:  Providing Americans the healthcare they need and improving access to affordable, quality healthcare… Bring down costs and increase access to quality care… Combat the opioid addiction crisis… Bring down the cost of prescription drugs… Expand choices and alternatives to Obamacare plans and increase competition to bring down costs for consumers…  Protect and build on the Affordable Care Act… Expand Obamacare and Medicare to achieve universal coverage… Medicare for all… Medicare for all who want it… Medicare plus a choice of either complimentary or supplementary private insurance.

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This Little Light of Mine

Earlier this month, a lively lunchtime discussion turned to the subject of Section 111 reporting—past and future—as well as CMS’ pending Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Various voices ventilating on the uncertainty and confusion over statutory $1,000 per day penalties…rulemaking delays…recent court decisions.

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Are You My Mother?

In Dr. Seuss’ classic book, a determined baby bird is searching for his mother but does not know what she looks like. Under Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP), certain insurers encounter similar problems trying to figure out whether it is a Primary Plan with Section 111 and reimbursement obligations.

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