CMS Slammed On Overhaul Of Dual-Eligible Health Plans

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT) -- A health reform initiative intended to streamline treatment of individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid came under fire Wednesday from a U.S. senator and an independent federal agency for allegedly focusing too much on cost savings and too little on improved care.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., called for a temporary halt to the overhaul, which he wrote and which was authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to trim bureaucratic red tape that entangles many “dual eligibles.” Such patients must figure out which program covers which...
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