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CMS speeds plans to raise rates for dual-eligible plans
Modern Healthcare

The CMS now intends to increase payments in 2016 for health plans that cover people who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and are enrolled in one of the 12 state-administered demonstration programs intended to improve their care.

Late last month, the CMS revealed that it had been underpaying health plans that enroll large numbers of so-called dual-eligibles and solicited feedback on ideas for paying the plans more accurately. However, the agency noted at the time, any bump wouldn’t come until 2017.