Changes to Medicare Advantage Reinforce the Role of CBOs in Supplemental Benefits

A final rule published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this year has implications for aging and disability community-based organizations (CBOs) seeking and engaging in contract work with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The new rule aligns existing regulation with a series of changes made under the CHRONIC Care Act that expanded …

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New Opportunities for Community-based Organizations: Supplemental Benefit Flexibilities and Medicare Advantage

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. The CHRONIC Care Act, implemented through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, has provided Medicare Advantage (MA) plans several flexibilities related to offering a more expansive set of supplemental benefits know as Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI). During this webinar, participants will learn about these new benefits and hear …

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2020 Final Call Letter Offers Guidance and Structure for Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits

Recent policy changes indicate a growing recognition that factors called the social determinants of health (SDOH) can play a significant role in an individual’s health and well-being—a fact that community-based aging and disability organizations (CBOs) have long known. The SDOH include access to transportation, healthy food and accessible housing. Research shows that simple, low-cost services …

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