Bailout for low-quality Medicare Advantage contracts slipped into bipartisn bill

May 23rd, 2016 | By: Bob Herman A new bill making the rounds on Capitol Hill has a hospital-centric theme. But private Medicare Advantage insurers with bad quality ratings would also benefit from one surreptitious provision. Last week, Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) introduced the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of…

Special Enrollment Period for FFM

SEP available through FFM   CMS has recently released a memo regarding Qualified individual who can qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if they meet certain eligibility criteria for the Federally-facilitated Marketplace. These Special Enrollment Periods are as follow.  Loss of qualifying health coverage Change in household size Change in primary place of living Change…