Proposed CMS Rule to Reduce Barriers to Medicare Coverage

Today, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update Medicare enrollment and eligibility rules by providing Medicare coverage the month immediately after enrollment. The move is anticipated to reduce the uninsured period and expand access through Medicare special enrollment periods (SEPs). It would also allow eligible beneficiaries to receive Medicare Part B coverage without a late enrollment people. According to CMS, the proposed rule would make it easier for people to enroll in Medicare and eliminate delays in coverage.

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