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CMS Adds Non-Skilled In-Home Care as a Medicare Advantage Benefit

Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:44 PM

CMS has issued its final ruling, allowing non-skilled in-home care services to be covered in Medicare Advantage(MA) plans in 2019. This marks the first time that CMS has allowed supplemental benefits in MA plans. 

“CMS is expanding the definition of ‘primarily health related,” the agency stated in its announcement. “Under the new definition, the agency will allow supplemental benefits if they compensate for physical impairments, diminish the impact of injuries or health conditions, and/or reduce avoidable emergency room utilization.”

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