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In Oregon, 40,290 people signed up for coverage in the first month of the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

Enrollment outpacing last year with only two weeks remaining before the December 15 deadline

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that over 2.1 million people selected plans using the platform since Open Enrollment began on November 1, including 40,290 in Oregon.

First Half of 2016 Effectuated Enrollment Snapshot

For the first half of 2016, an average of 10.4 million consumers had effectuated Health Insurance Marketplace coverage – which means those individuals, paid their premiums and had an active policy through one of the Health Insurance Marketplaces nationwide as of that date.

CMS releases new prescription drug cost data

Second annual release provides clearer look into Medicare Part D costs and services

Continuing the commitment to greater data transparency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) today released privacy-protected data on the prescription drugs that were paid for under the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program in 2014.

CMS’ Open Payments Program Posts 2015 Financial Data

Health care industry manufacturers reported $7.52 billion in payments and ownership and investment interests to physicians and teaching hospitals in 2015

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published 2015 Open Payments data, along with newly submitted and updated payment records for the 2013 and 2014 reporting periods, at  The Open Payments program (sometimes called the “Sunshine Act”) requires that transfers of value by manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, and medical supplies that are paid to physicians and teaching hospitals will be published on a public website.

CMS Launches New Effort to Improve care for Nursing Facility Residents

New payment model test for nursing facility care aims to reduce avoidable hospitalizations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced it will test whether a new payment model for nursing facilities and practitioners will further reduce avoidable hospitalizations, lower combined Medicare and Medicaid spending, and improve the quality of care received by nursi


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