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  • CMS to Allow Non-Skilled Home Care Benefit in Medicare Advantage

    CMS to Allow Non-Skilled Home Care Benefit in Medicare Advantage 2019 benefits, senior care, caregiver support,

    New Home Care Benefits Announced By CMS

    Non-skilled in-home care supports will be included as a supplemental benefit in Medicare Advantage plans in 2019, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS), which announced the policy change Thursday afternoon.

    The move marks the first time that CMS has allowed an item or service to be eligible as a supplemental benefit that covers daily maintenance. Along with non-skilled in-home care supports, CMS will also include portable wheelchair ramps and other assistive devices and modifications when patients need them, according to an announcement Thursday.

    “Our priority is to ensure that our seniors have more choices and lower premiums in their Medicare health and drug plans,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement. “We are focused on addressing the specific needs of beneficiaries and providing new flexibilities for Medicare Advantage plans to offer new health-related benefits. This is a big win for patients.”

  • We are seeking national partners for Diabetes Prevention Program

    We are seeking national partners for Diabetes Prevention Program reverse pre-diabetes,

    If your organization is interested in joining with us to work with the national effort to prevent type 2 diabetes, learn what it takes to offer CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs and what help you will receive along the way. Contact Senior Health Information Network and grow a health workforce in your community.

  • The National Diabetes Prevention Program or National DPP —


    This national effort created partnerships between public and private organizations to offer evidence-based, cost-effective interventions that help prevent type 2 diabetes in communities across the United States.

    One key feature of the National DPP is the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, a research-based program focusing on healthy eating and physical activity which showed that people with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).

  • CMS Partner Relations Group

    CMS Partner Relations Group

      The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) works to build bridges with caregiver organizations, both federal and non-federal, to better serve Americans in need with national and local resources to assist in their caregiving efforts.
    Sharing from our CMS partnership, Division of Partner Forum is attached “Caregiver Resources.”  We hope you find this information helpful.  Please review and share with others who are caregivers.

    Division of Partner Forums

    Partner Relations Group

    Office of Communications

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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