posted by Kristine Grow
on December 16, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Today, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) issued the following statement on the recently released CMS rule on third party payments:
This interim final rule is an important step to ensure that individuals are enrolled in coverage that best meets their needs. Dialysis patients need to be aware of and understand the differences in coverage and not be improperly steered into a commercial plan if they are eligible and better served by Medicare or Medicaid.
While this rule represents progress, we continue to urge CMS to prohibit these payments when there is alternative coverage for patients.