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Florida Representatives Want Full Post-Mastectomy Medicare and Medicaid Coverage for Breast Cancer Patients

Specifically, the representatives want the inclusion of the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA), as well as guaranteed coverage of breast reconstruction procedures and products, such as three-dimensional nipple-areolar complex tattoos. The letter also requests CMS encourage state Medicaid agencies to amend their state Medicaid plans to include the WHCRA and update coverage to reflect CMS’s changes to the BRFM NCD, as well as to ensure tattoo artists are eligible providers.

Rick Scott Wants Info on How Federal Services Data Hub Can Reform Medicaid Payments

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma requesting more information on the Federal Services Data Hub, and how it can be used to further reduce inefficiencies and improper payments in the Medicaid program and throughout the federal government.   

Gus Bilirakis Focuses on COVID-19‘s Impact on Seniors, Telehealth

Bilirakis weighed in after the discussion which also includes leaders Baycare, Tampa General, HCA West Florida, AdventHealth and long-term care facilities.

Florida Delegation Urges Equitable Distribution of CARES Act Hospital Funding

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act appropriated $100 billion for the PHSSE, of which $30 billion has been distributed to providers based on the Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) payments.

Florida Democrats Want HHS, CMS to Quickly Send Funds to Help Hospitals Deal With...

Democrats in the Florida delegation in the U.S. House are calling on the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to quickly send funds to hospitals across the Sunshine State as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Marco Rubio: HHS, CMS Need to Protect Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Pandemic

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and other members of the U.S. Senate wrote U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma encouraging them to develop ways to ensure beneficiaries are able to access necessary medications at home without risking exposure to COVID-19 or overburdening healthcare workers as they continue to battle the pandemic.

Marco Rubio Wants Answers on HHS Funded Genetic Testing Connected to China, Russia

Earlier this year, Rubio and Grassley urged the HHS Acting Inspector General to examine potential payments made to U.S. entities with partnerships to genomics companies affiliated with the Chinese government, including WuXi and BGI.
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Florida Representatives Want Full Post-Mastectomy Medicare, Medicaid Coverage for Breast Cancer Patients

Currently, Medicare pays for breast reconstruction based on the requirement of the WHCRA, however, it is not legally required to follow the WHCRA.
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Marco Rubio: CMS Needs to Expand Access to Care and Resources for Families with...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined senators from both sides of the aisle last week to urge the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct an outreach campaign to educate clinicians, Medicare beneficiaries with cognitive impairment, and their families on the assessment and care planning services currently available to them.
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Marco Rubio, Strong Majority of Senate Call on CMS to Protect Medicare Advantage

Rubio and the senators went to bat for Medicaid Advantage, noting in 2018 it provided care to more than 21 million seniors and disabled Americans, including almost 1.8 million residents of the Sunshine State. 

Florida’s Senators Want Answers from HHS on Maternal Mortality

The senators asked six questions which they requested answered by November 1. 
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