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  1. Proposed Drug Price Discount Rule: What Effect on Consumers/Providers?

    Nearly 20% of Medicare spending goes to cover the cost of prescription drugs, mostly under Part D. After a period of slow growth total and per capita Part D spending has increased in recent years, in large part due to high-priced specialty drugs.  Stakeholders on many sides of the drug pricing debate in Washington, DC recognize ...

  2. Support for Geriatric Workforce Improvement Act

    The legislation would address the widening gap between the number of health care providers educated and trained to meet the special needs of people as they age and the rapidly growing population of people aged 65 and over. The bill would reauthorize the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) for another five ...

  3. CMS Proposes 2020 MA Plan Rates and New Supplemental Benefits

    LeadingAge is reading through the details of the Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter now and will provide a more detailed summary in the coming days.  For now, here are a few highlights of what we know so far: Plans will not be getting as big of a rate increase in 2020. Capitated payments to MA plans will ...

  4. What Have We Done for You Lately? – January 2019

    Here’s an overview of our work for you in January 2019.

  5. Hospice Innovations and 2019 Nursing Home Compliance Planner

    The January 18 CMS announcement that Medicare Advantage health plan innovations to be tested in the next few years will include a hospice carve-in promises opportunities for good partnerships for LeadingAge hospice members. We ...