CARIE Submits Comments to CMS

September 6, 2017

In August 2017, CARIE submitted the comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about proposed changes to Medicare reimbursement for skilled nursing facility (SNF) care and proposed regulatory revision concerning nursing facilities and consumer arbitration agreements.… READ MORE

CARIE Submits Comment to the Medicare Red Tape Relief Project

September 6, 2017

In August 2017, CARIE comments in response to the “Medicare Red Tape Relief Project,” a request from U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, on ways to eliminate red tape and bureaucracy in the Medicare program.  The recommendations had to be submitted on the committee’s form.  CARIE submitted two forms, the first addressed observation status and the second COBRA related Medicare penalties.… READ MORE

Nondiscrimination in Health Programs

November 9, 2015

On November 9, 2015, CARIE submitted comments on proposed nondiscrimination in health programs and activities regulations to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights.… READ MORE

CMS Proposes Updated Rules for Nursing Homes

October 14, 2015

CMS Proposes Updated Rules for Nursing Homes – US On October 14, CARIE submitted comments to CMS about its proposed new regulations for nursing facilities.… READ MORE

Medicare Advocacy

April 13, 2015

On April 13, CARIE sent a letter to Senator Toomey and Senator Casey about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.  The bill contains both positive and negative provisions related to older adults.  (Update:  President Obama signed the bill into law.)… READ MORE

CARIE Submits Comments to CMS

March 7, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to change the Part C, the Medicare Advantage managed care program, and Part D, the Medicare prescription drug program.  On March 7, CARIE submitted comments to CMS about the proposed changes to the Medicare Parts C and D programs for 2015.  The proposal included both positive and negative changes.    (Update – CMS withdrew the proposal shortly after the public comment period ended.  Over 7,000 comments were submitted.)… READ MORE

CARIE Opposes PA’s Medicaid Proposal

April 10, 2014

CARIE submitted comments expressing opposition to Governor Corbett’s proposal to expand Medicaid and change Pennsylvania’s current Medicaid program.… READ MORE

CARIE Submits Comments to AoA

August 19, 2013

On August 19, 2013, CARIE submitted comments to the Administration on Aging (AoA) regarding AoA’s proposed rule on the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.… READ MORE