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Notably, however, on the primary outcome there were no differences between control and intervention groups regarding preventable adverse events per 1000 days of hospitalisation (control 60.4 (37.5–97.4) vs intervention 60.4 where to buy cheap seroquel (33.2–109.9), p=0.998, risk ratio. 1.0 (0.74–1.34)). Regarding balancing where to buy cheap seroquel measures, there was no observed difference in the ‘full-shift’ handover duration (control 35.7 min (29.6–41.8).

Intervention 34.7 min (26.5–42.1), p=0.490), although more time was spent on individual patient handovers in the intervention period (7.29 min (5.77–8.81). Control 5.96 where to buy cheap seroquel min (4.69–7.23). P=0.001).

From the provider perspective, preintervention and postintervention Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) safety culture surveys did not show significant differences in their responses to communication-focused questions before and after the intervention.Thus, consistent with all previous studies, I-PASS was implemented successfully and handover quality improved. However, is the lack of association of I-PASS implementation with clinical outcomes and adverse events in this study a concern?. To answer this question, it is necessary to review the origins of I-PASS more than a decade ago and its continually expanding evidence base.Healthcare has a handover problemHandovers are among the most vulnerable reoccurring processes in healthcare.

In the AHRQ safety culture survey,3 the handovers and transitions of care domain is consistently among the lowest scoring, and handover and communication issues are among the most common cause of Joint Commission Sentinel Events and the subject of Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert Issue 58.4 A study by CRICO Strategies found that communication issues were a factor in 30% of 23 658 malpractice claims filed from 2009 to 2013, accounting for $1.7 billion in incurred losses.5 The importance of handovers and care transitions for trainees is specifically discussed in a Clinical Learning Environment Review Issue Brief published by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME),6 and Section VI.E.3 (Transitions of Care) of the ACGME Common Program Requirements (Residency) addresses the requirement for residents to be taught and to use structured handovers.7Both the numbers of handovers and handover-related problems have increased in contemporary practice because of greater patient complexity and the expanding number and types of providers involved in a typical patient’s care. Further, in teaching institutions, resident work-hour restrictions have resulted in the need for complex coverage schemes. Off-hours care is often provided by ‘cross-covering’, ‘float’ or ‘moonlighting’ practitioners who are responsible for numerous unfamiliar patients during their shifts, thus imposing an even greater need for effective handovers.

The net effect of all these changes may be inconsistent, fragmented care resulting from suboptimal handovers from one provider, service or hospital to another, with resulting medical errors (often of omission) and adverse events.Structured, standardised handoversThese serious vulnerabilities have led to pleas for more consistent, structured and standardised handovers.8–11 In addition to their use in routine shift-to-shift provider sign-off, these may be of particular value in the high-risk transfers of critically ill patients, such as from operating rooms to postoperative care units and ICUs12–16. Admissions to a surgery unit17. Management of trauma patients18–20.

ICU to general ward transfers21 22. Night and weekend coverage of large services, many of whose patients are unfamiliar to the physician receiving the handover23–28. And end-of-rotation resident transitions.29–31Given these considerations, standardised handovers, often involving mnemonic devices, have been widely advocated and studied in the past several decades, though many lack rigorous evaluation and few if any showed demonstrable associations with outcomes.32 33 Further, although some individual hospitals, units and services have implemented their own idiosyncratic handover systems, this does not solve the issue of handover inconsistency between different care delivery sites.

A basic, common framework that could be customised to individual use cases would clearly be preferable.The I-PASS systemResponding to these concerns, the I-PASS Study Group was initiated in 2009 and the I-PASS Institute in 2016. Although numerous other systems are available, since its pilot studies a decade ago,34 35 I-PASS has emerged as the dominant system in healthcare for structured, standardised handovers. This system is specifically designed for healthcare applications.

It is based on adult educational principles and simple to use. It has been extensively validated in the peer-reviewed literature encompassing studies at multiple institutions in the USA and internationally34–40. And extensive training materials are available to assist programmes in implementation.39 41–45 Ideally, this system is implemented hospital-wide, which addresses the issue of cross-unit and cross-service transfers.I-PASS includes five major elements regarded as important for every handover—illness severity, patient summary, action list, situation awareness/contingency planning and synthesis by receiver.

The first three of these elements are often included in non-structured handovers, although not necessarily in a specific sequence or format. The last two I-PASS elements—situational awareness/contingency planning and synthesis—have not historically been included in typical handover practice. The former assures that any anticipated problems are conveyed from the handover giver to the incoming provider and that appropriate responses to these issues are discussed.

Synthesis is closed-loop communication, with brief read-back of the handover information by the receiver to assure their accurate comprehension, followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion. This read-back of mission-critical communications is standard operating practice in other high-reliability settings such as aviation, the military and nuclear power. It is essential to establishing a shared mental model of the current state and any potential concerns.

However, other than in I-PASS, it is quite uncommon in healthcare, with the potential exception of confirming verbal or telephonic orders.I-PASS validationIn an initial study of I-PASS handover implementation by residents on two general inpatient paediatric units at Boston Children’s Hospital,34 written handovers were more comprehensive and had fewer omissions of key data, and mean time spent on verbal handover sessions did not change significantly (32.3 min vs 33.2 min). Medical errors and adverse events were ascertained prospectively by research nurse reviewers and independent physician investigators. Following I-PASS implementation, preventable adverse events decreased from 3.3 (95% CI 1.7 to 4.8) to 1.5 (95% CI 0.51 to 2.4) per 100 admissions (p=0.04), and medical error rates decreased significantly from 33.8 per 100 admissions (95% CI 27.3 to 40.3) to 18.3 per 100 admissions (95% CI 14.7 to 21.9.

P<0.001). A commentary by Horwitz46 noted that this was ‘…by far the most comprehensive study of the direct effects of handoff interventions on outcomes within the context of existing work-hour regulations and is the first to demonstrate an associated significant decrease in medical errors on a large scale’, while also noting limitations including its uncontrolled, ‘before and after’ design, confounding by secular changes, Hawthorne effects and inability to blind the nurses collecting adverse event data.The more expansive, landmark I-PASS study was conducted by Starmer and colleagues37 among nine paediatric hospitals and 10 740 patient admissions between January 2011 and May 2013. Handover quality was evaluated, and medical errors and adverse events were ascertained by active surveillance, including on-site nurse review of medical records, orders, formal incident reports, nursing reports and daily medical error reports from residents.

Independent physician investigators classified occurrences as adverse events, near misses or exclusions, and they subclassified adverse events as preventable or non-preventable. Results revealed a 23% reduction in medical errors from the preintervention to the postintervention period (24.5 vs 18.8 per 100 admissions, p<0.001) and a 30% reduction in preventable adverse events (4.7 vs 3.3 events per 100 admissions, p<0.001). Inclusion of prespecified elements in written and verbal handovers increased significantly, and there was no significant change in handover time per patient (2.4 vs 2.5 min.

P=0.55).Subsequent investigations in other institutions have replicated many of the findings of the original I-PASS studies, with higher postintervention inclusion rates of critical handover elements. Fewer mistakes or omissions. Greater provider satisfaction with handover organisation and information conveyed.

Unchanged or shorter handoff times. And decreased handover interruptions (probably reflecting greater attention to the importance of the handover process).36 40 47–50 In a mentored implementation study conducted in 2015–2016 among 16 hospitals (five community hospitals, 11 academic centres and multiple specialties), handover quality improved, and there was a provider-reported 27% reduction in adverse events.38 Among nurses at Boston Children’s Hospital, I-PASS implementation was associated with significant decreases in handover-related care failures.40In recognition of its achievements in improving healthcare quality, the I-PASS Study Group was awarded the 2016 John M Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality by the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission.The challenge of linking handovers to clinical outcomes and eventsAlthough investigations from many centres, including the report of Jorro-Barrón and colleagues,1 have now confirmed that I-PASS can be readily assimilated and used by clinicians, most of these have either not rigorously assessed adverse events, medical errors and other clinical outcomes (Kirkpatrick Level 4 evaluation) or have failed to demonstrate significant postintervention improvements in these clinical outcomes. Why is this, and should current or potential I-PASS users be concerned?.

With regard to the first question, there are practical considerations that complicate the rigorous study of clinical outcome improvements associated with I-PASS (or any other handover system). Notwithstanding the importance of effective communications, these are only one of many provider processes and hospital systems, not to mention the overall hospital quality and safety culture, that impact a patient’s clinical outcome. In most hospitals, a diverse portfolio of quality and safety improvement initiatives are always being conducted.

Disentangling and isolating the effects of any one specific intervention, such as I-PASS handovers, is challenging if not impossible. At a minimum, it requires real-time, prospective monitoring by trained nurse or physician reviewers as in the original I-PASS studies, a research design which realistically is unlikely to be reproduced. Ideally, the study design would also include blinding of the study period (control or intervention) and blinding of observers, the former of which is virtually impossible for this type of intervention.Further, if other provider processes and hospital systems are functioning at a high level, they may partially offset the impact of suboptimal communications and make it even more challenging to demonstrate significant improvements.

The current study of Jorro-Barón and colleagues,1 which uses PICUs as the unit of analysis, illustrates this concept. PICUs are typically among the most compulsive, detail-oriented units in any hospital, even if they may have nominally ‘non-standardized’ handovers.Study design. The SW-CRTIn an attempt to address the limitations of some previous studies, Parent and colleagues51 studied eight medical and surgical ICUs across two academic tertiary teaching hospitals using an SW-CRT design.

Clinician self-assessment of having been inadequately prepared for their shift because of a poor-quality handoff decreased from 35 of 343 handoffs (10.2%) in the control arm to 53 of 740 handoffs (7.2%) postintervention (OR 0.19. 95% CI 0.03 to 0.74. P=0.03).

€˜Last-minute’, early morning order writing decreased, and handover duration increased but not significantly (+5.5 min. 95% CI 0.34 to 9.39. P=0.30).

As in the current study of Jorro-Barón and colleagues,1 who also employed an SW-CRT, there were no associated changes in clinical outcomes such as ICU length of stay, duration of mechanical ventilation or necessity for reintubation. The authors comment that given high baseline quality of care in these ICUs, it was not surprising that there were no changes in outcomes.An SW-CRT is generally considered a rigorous study design as it includes cluster randomisation. However, though novel and increasingly popular, this approach is complex and may sometimes add confusion rather than clarity.52–57 Its major appeal is that all clusters will at some point, in a random and sequential fashion, transition from control to intervention condition.

For an intervention that is perceived by participants as having more potential for good than harm, this may enhance cluster recruitment. It may also make it possible to conduct a randomised study in scenarios where pragmatic considerations, such as the inability to conduct interventions simultaneously across numerous clusters, may make a parallel randomised study (or any study) infeasible.However, as acknowledged even by its proponents, the added practical and statistical complexity of SW-CRTs often makes them more challenging to properly implement, and compared with traditional parallel cluster randomised trials they may be more prone to biases.53–57 A Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials extension has been specifically developed in response to these concerns.55 Unique design and analytical considerations include the number of clusters, sequences and periods. Clusters per sequence.

And cluster-period sizes.55 56 Concerns include recruitment and selection biases. Proper accounting for secular trends in outcomes (ie, because of the sequential rather than simultaneous nature of the SW-CRT design, observations from the intervention condition occur on average at a later calendar time, so that the intervention effect may be confounded by an underlying time trend). Accounting for repeated measures on participants and clusters in sample size calculations and analyses (ie, data are not independent).

Possible time-varying treatment effects. And the potential for within-cluster contamination of observations obtained under the control or intervention condition.52–56Regarding contamination, a secular trend may be responsible if, for example, institutional activities focused on improving patient outcomes include a general emphasis on communications. There might also be more direct contamination of the intervention among clusters waiting to be crossed over, as described in the context of the Matching Michigan programme.58 Participating in a trial and awareness of being observed may change the behaviour of participants.

For example, in the handover intervention of Jorro-Barón and colleagues,1 some providers in a control condition cluster may, because they are aware of the interest in handovers, begin to implement more standardised practices before the formal shift to the intervention condition. This potentially dilutes any subsequent impact of the intervention by virtue of what could be considered either a Hawthorne effect or a local secular trend, in either case leading to generally better handovers in the preintervention period. Some SW-CRTs include a transition period without any observations to allow for sufficient time to implement the intervention,53 59 thereby creating more contrast.

Finally, because of sometimes prolonged PICU length of stay and regularly scheduled resident rotations on and off a unit or service, some patients and providers might overlap the transition from control to intervention state and contribute observations to both, while others will be limited to one or the other. This possibility is not clearly defined by the authors of the current study, but seems unlikely to have had a major statistical effect.Do we need more evidence?. From an implementation science perspective, handovers are a deeply flawed healthcare process with the demonstrated potential to harm patients.

A new tool—I-PASS—has been developed which can be easily and economically taught and subsequently applied by virtually any provider, and many resources are available to assist in implementation.45 It has few, if any, unintended negative consequences to patients or providers and has been associated in at least two extensive and well-conducted (although non-randomised) trials with dramatic reductions in medical errors and adverse events. Notably, these were conducted at a time when there was much less emphasis on and awareness of handover systems, including I-PASS. Thus, there was much greater separation between control and intervention states than would be possible today.Returning to the question posed at the beginning of this commentary, is the inability to demonstrate a favourable impact on clinical outcomes in studies other than those of the developers34 35 a reason to question the value of I-PASS?.

For the reasons discussed above, I think not. In his classic 2008 article,60 ‘The Science of Improvement’, Dr Don Berwick recounts the transformational development of sophisticated statistical analyses in healthcare, of which the randomised clinical trial is the paradigm. While in many instances randomised controlled trials have been invaluable in scientifically affirming or rejecting the utility of specific treatments or interventions, their limitations are more obvious in interventions involving complex social and behavioural change.

Berwick illustrates this challenge with the example of hospital rapid response teams, whose benefit was challenged by the results of a large cluster randomised trial. His comments regarding that conflict are equally applicable to the current challenge of demonstrating the impact of standardised handovers on clinical outcomes:These critics refused to accept as evidence the large, positive, accumulating experience of many hospitals that were adapting rapid response for their own use, such as children’s hospitals. How can accumulating local reports of effectiveness of improvement interventions, such as rapid response systems, be reconciled with contrary findings from formal trials with their own varying imperfections?.

The reasons for this apparent gap between science and experience lie deep in epistemology. The introduction of rapid response systems in hospitals is a complex, multicomponent intervention—essentially a process of social change. The effectiveness of these systems is sensitive to an array of influences.

Leadership, changing environments, details of implementation, organizational history, and much more. In such complex terrain, the RCT is an impoverished way to learn. Critics who use it as a truth standard in this context are incorrect.Having personally observed the value of I-PASS, as well as the devastating consequences of inadequate handovers, I vote with Dr Berwick.

The evidence for effectiveness is overwhelming and the need for action is urgent—all that is lacking is the will to implement.Ethics statementsPatient consent for publicationNot required.Palliative care is associated with improved patient-centred and caregiver-centred outcomes, higher-quality end-of-life care, and decreased healthcare use among patients with serious illness.1–3 The Centre to Advance Palliative Care has established a set of recommended clinical criteria (or ‘triggers’), including a projected survival of less than 1 year,4 to help clinicians identify patients likely to benefit from palliative care. Nevertheless, referrals often occur within the last 3 months of life5 due in part to clinician overestimation of prognosis.6 A growing number of automated predictive models leverage vast data in the electronic medical record (EMR) to accurately predict short-term mortality risk in real time and can be paired with systems to prompt clinicians to refer to palliative care.7–12 These models hold great promise to overcome the many clinician-level and system-level barriers to improving access to timely palliative care. First, mortality risk prediction algorithms have been shown to outperform clinician prognostic assessment, and clinician–machine collaboration may even outperform both.13 Second, algorithm-based ‘nudges’ that systematically provide prognostic information could address many cognitive biases, including status quo bias and optimism bias,14 15 that make clinicians less apt to identify patients who may benefit from palliative care.

Indeed, such models have been shown to improve the frequency of palliative care delivery and patient outcomes in the hospital and clinic settings.9 16 17 With that said, successful implementation of automated prognostic models into routine clinical care at scale requires clinician and patient engagement and support.In this issue of BMJ Quality &. Safety, Saunders and colleagues report on the acceptability of using the EMR-based Modified Hospitalised-Patient One-Year Mortality Risk (mHOMR) score to alert clinicians to individual patients with a >21% risk of dying within 12 months. The goal of the clinician notification of an elevated risk score was to prompt clinicians to consider palliative care referral.18 In a previously reported feasibility study among 400 hospitalised patients, use of the mHOMR alert was associated with increased rates of goals of care discussions and palliative care consultation in comparison to the preimplementation baseline (34% vs 18%, respectively).19 In the present study, the authors conducted qualitative interviews pre-mHOMR and post-mHOMR implementation among 64 stakeholders, including patients identified at high risk by the mHOMR algorithm, their caregivers, staff and physicians.

Thirty-five (55%) participants agreed that the mHOMR tool was acceptable. 14 (22%) were unsure or did not agree. And 15 (23%) did not respond.

Participants identified many potential benefits of the programme, citing the advantages of an automated approach to facilitate and justify clinical decision making. Participants also acknowledged possible barriers, particularly ‘situational challenges’ such as the content, timing and mechanism of provider notification. Additional logistical concerns included alert fatigue, potential redundancy, uncertainty regarding next steps and a worry that certain therapeutic options could be withheld from flagged patients.

The authors concluded that clinicians and patients found the automated prognostic trigger to be an acceptable addition to usual clinical care.Saunders et al’s work adds to our understanding of critical perceptions regarding end users’ acceptability of automated prognostic triggers in routine clinical care. The findings from this study align with prior evidence suggesting that clinicians recognise the value of automated, algorithm-based approaches to improve serious illness care. For example, in a qualitative study of clinicians by Hallen et al, prognostic models confirmed clinicians’ gestalt and served as a tool to help communicate prognosis to patients.20 Clinicians described prognostic models as a tool to facilitate interclinician disagreements, mitigate medicolegal risk, and overcome the tendency to ignore or overestimate prognosis.20 Clinicians also reported that EMR-generated lists of high-risk patients improved their ability to identify potential palliative care beneficiaries in a mixed-methods study by Mason et al.21 In a single-centre pilot study, we similarly found that most clinicians believed that using an EMR-based prognostic model to encourage inpatient palliative care consultation was acceptable.9 However, in the Saunders et al study, as in prior similar work, clinicians highlighted the importance of delivering notifications without causing excess provider workload, redundancy or alert fatigue.16 18 21 Clinicians also raised concerns regarding the accuracy of the prognostic information and the potential for negative effects on patients due to common misperceptions about palliative care being equivalent to hospice.18 20 21 Ultimately, Saunders et al’s work complements and builds on existing literature, demonstrating a general perception that integration of automated prognostic models into routine clinical care could be beneficial and acceptable.Important gaps remain in this literature which were not addressed by the Saunders et al study.

For example, there is a need to capture more diverse clinician and patient perspectives, and there was no information provided about the sociodemographic or clinical characteristics of the study participants. Additionally, important themes found in prior studies were not identified in this study. For example, two prior studies of clinicians’ perspectives on automated prognostic triggers for palliative care revealed concerns that prognosis alone may not be a sufficient surrogate indicator of actual palliative care need, or may inadvertently engender clinician overconfidence in an individual patient’s prognosis.9 21 The brevity of the interviews in Saunders et al’s study (mean.

12 min) could suggest all relevant themes may not have emerged in the data analysis. Additionally, while the inclusion of patient and caregiver perceptions is an important addition, limited information is provided about their perspectives and whether certain themes differed among the stakeholders. In the study from Mason et al, themes unique to patients and caregivers were identified, such as hesitancy due to a lack of understanding of palliative care, a preference to ‘focus on the present’, and a worry that a clinician would not have the time to adequately address advanced care planning or palliative care during their visit.21 Healthcare systems should therefore be prepared to consider their unique workflows, patients and staff prior to implementing one of these programmes.Achieving stakeholder acceptability prior to widespread implementation is essential.

An intervention should ideally undergo multiple cycles of optimisation with ongoing appraisal of patient and clinician perspectives prior to wide-scale implementation.22 23 Additionally, it is unclear whether clinicians’ acceptability of the intervention in one setting will generalise to other inpatient health settings. For instance, Saunders et al found that some providers were leery about the use of mHOMR due the need to balance the patient’s acute needs that brought them to the hospital with their long-term priorities that may be better served in the outpatient setting.18 Clinical workflows, patient acuity and patient–provider relationships are markedly different between the inpatient and outpatient settings, suggesting Saunders et al’s findings cannot be extrapolated to outpatient care. This is particularly relevant as many ‘off-the-shelf’ prognostic algorithms are now commercially available that, while accurate, may not be as familiar or acceptable to clinicians as a homegrown model.

Therefore, while Saunders et al’s work is a great addition to the field, additional assessments are needed across different healthcare environments and varying clinical and demographic cohorts to demonstrate that this approach is acceptable in other health settings. It is likely that multiple implementation strategies will be needed to successfully adapt automated prognostic models across a range of clinical settings.Thoughtful consideration of the many forces that alter clinical decision making will also be critical for downstream success of these interventions. Suboptimal clinical decision making is often a result of systemic biases, such as status quo and optimism bias, which result in clinician resistance to change current practice and a belief that their patients are less prone to negative outcomes.14 15 Intentional application of targeted behavioural economics principles will help ensure that the use of prognostic triggers to improve palliative care effectively changes clinical behaviour.24 For example, using an ‘opt-out’ approach for palliative care referral may make the optimal choice the path of least resistance, increasing uptake among clinicians.16 These approaches will need to be balanced against rising clinician alert fatigue25 and resource constraints.Given the implementation challenges that accompany an intervention using prognostic triggers, hybrid effectiveness trials that test both clinical effectiveness and implementation outcomes offer one strategy to advance the integration of automated prognostic models.26 Implementation outcomes are typically based on a framework which provides a systematic way to develop, manage and evaluate interventions.

For example, Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM) is a framework that measures the impact of a programme based on five factors. Reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation and maintenance.27 Due to their pragmatic approach, hybrid trials frequently include heterogenous samples and clinical settings that optimise external validity and generalisability.26 28 They can be designed to primarily test the effects of a clinical interventions while observing and gathering information on implementation outcomes (type I), for equal evaluation of both the clinical intervention and implementation strategies (type II), or to primarily assess implementation outcomes while collecting effectiveness data (type III).26 29 For example, Beidas et al used a type I hybrid effectiveness–implementation trial design to test the effectiveness of an exercise intervention for breast cancer. This study not only evaluated the effectiveness of the intervention but also identified multiple significant implementation barriers such as cost, referral logistics and patient selection challenges which informed their subsequent dissemination efforts.30 Prospective, randomised, hybrid effectiveness–implementation designs focusing on other key implementation outcomes are a logical and necessary next step in advancing the field.

In total, the work by Saunders et al demonstrates the potential acceptability of an automated prognostic model to improve the timeliness of palliative care, setting the stage for further work to optimise and implement these programmes into real-world clinical care.Ethics statementsPatient consent for publicationNot required..

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SSA lists the income seroquel 25 mg and resource limits for Extra Help on their website, where you can also file an application online and get Propecia price more information about the program. You can also find out information about Extra Help in many different languages. See Medicare Rights Center chart on Extra Help Income and Asset Limits - updated annually You can apply for Extra Help and MSP at the same time through SSA.

SSA will forward your Extra Help application data to the New seroquel 25 mg York State Department of Health, who will use that data to assess your eligibility for MSP. Individuals who apply for LIS through SSA and those who are deemed into LIS should receive written confirmation of their Extra Help status through SSA. Of course, individuals who apply for LIS through SSA and are found ineligible are also entitled to a written notice and have appeal rights.

Benefits of Extra Help 1) Assistance with Part D cost-sharing The Extra Help program seroquel 25 mg provides a subsidy which covers most (but not all) of beneficiary’s cost sharing obligations. Extra Help beneficiaries do not have to worry about hitting the “donut hole” – the LIS subsidy continues to cover them through the donut hole and into catastrophic coverage. Full Extra Help.

LIS beneficiaries with incomes up to 135% FPL are generally eligible for "full" Extra Help -- meaning they pay no Part D deductible, no seroquel 25 mg charge for monthly premiums up to the benchmark amount, and fixed, relatively low co-pays (between $1.30 and $8.95 for 2020 depending on the person's income level and the tier category of the drug. Medicaid beneficiaries in nursing homes, waiver programs, or managed long term care have $0 co-pays). Full Extra Help beneficiaries who hit the catastrophic coverage limit have $0 co-pays.

See current co-pay seroquel 25 mg levels here. Partial Extra Help. Beneficiaries between 135%-150% FPL receive "partial" Extra Help, which limits the Part D deductible to $89 (2020 figure - click here for updated chart).

Sets sliding scale fees for monthly seroquel 25 mg premiums. And limits co-pays to 15%, until the beneficiary reaches the catastrophic coverage limit, at which point co-pays are limited to a $8.95 maximum (2020 or see current amount here) or 5% of the drug cost, whichever is greater. 2) Facilitated enrollment into a Part D plan Extra Help recipients who aren’t already enrolled in a Part D plan and don’t want to choose one on their own will be automatically enrolled into a benchmark plan by CMS.

This facilitated enrollment ensures that Extra Help recipients have Part D seroquel 25 mg coverage. However, the downside to facilitated enrollment is that the plan may not be the best “fit” for the beneficiary, if it doesn’t cover all his/her drugs, assesses a higher tier level for covered drugs than other comparable plans, and/or requires the beneficiary to go through administrative hoops like prior authorization, quantity limits and/or step therapy. Fortunately, Extra Help recipients can always enroll in a new plan … see #3 below.

3) Continuous special seroquel 25 mg enrollment period Extra Help recipients have a continuous special enrollment period, meaning that they can switch plans at any time. They are not “locked into” the annual open enrollment period (October 15-December 7). NOTE.

This seroquel 25 mg changed in 2019. Starting in 2019, those with Extra Help will no longer have a continuous enrollment period. Instead, Extra Help recipients will be eligible to enroll no more than once per quarter for each of the first three quarters of the year.

4) No late enrollment penalty Non LIS beneficiaries generally face a premium penalty (higher monthly premium) if they delayed their enrollment into Part D, meaning that they didn’t enroll seroquel 25 mg when they were initially eligible and didn’t have “creditable coverage.” Extra Help recipients do not have to worry about this problem – the late enrollment penalty provision does not apply to LIS beneficiaries. 1) For “deemed” beneficiaries (Medicaid/Medicare Savings Program recipients). Extra Help status lasts at least until the end of the current calendar year, even if the individual loses their Medicaid or Medicare Savings Program coverage during that year.

Individuals who receive Medicaid or a Medicare Savings seroquel 25 mg Program any month between July and December keep their LIS status for the remainder of that calendar year and the following year. Getting Medicaid coverage for even just a short period of time (ie, meeting a spenddown for just one month) can help ensure that the individual obtains Extra Help coverage for at least 6 months, and possibly as long as 18 months. TIP.

People with a high spend-down who want to receive Medicaid for just one month in order to get Extra Help for 6-18 months can use past medical bills to seroquel 25 mg meet their spend-down for that one month. There are different rules for using past paid medical bills verses past unpaid medical bills. For information see Spend down training materials.

Individuals who are losing their deemed status at the end of a calendar year because they are no longer receiving Medicaid or the Medicare seroquel 25 mg Savings Program should be notified in advance by SSA, and given an opportunity to file an Extra Help application through SSA. 2) For “non-deemed” beneficiaries (those who filed their LIS applications through SSA) Non-deemed beneficiaries retain their LIS status until/unless SSA does a redetermination and finds the individual ineligible for Extra Help. There are no reporting requirements per se in the Extra Help program, but beneficiaries must respond to SSA’s redetermination request.

What to seroquel 25 mg do if the Part D plan doesn't know that someone has Extra Help Sometimes there are lengthy delays between the date that someone is approved for Medicaid or a Medicare Savings Program and when that information is formally conveyed to the Part D plan by CMS. As a practical matter, this often results in beneficiaries being charged co-pays, premiums and/or deductibles that they can't afford and shouldn't have to pay. To protect LIS beneficiaries, CMS has a "Best Available Evidence" policy which requires plans to accept alternative forms of proof of someone's LIS status and adjust the person's cost-sharing obligation accordingly.

LIS beneficiaries who are being charged improperly should be seroquel 25 mg sure to contact their plan and provide proof of their LIS status. If the plan still won't recognize their LIS status, the person or their advocate should file a complaint with the CMS regional office. The federal regulations governing the Low Income Subsidy program can be found at 42 CFR Subpart P (sections 423.771 through 423.800).

Also, seroquel 25 mg CMS provides detailed guidance on the LIS provisions in chapter 13 of its Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual. This article was authored by the Empire Justice Center.Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) pay for the monthly Medicare Part B premium for low-income Medicare beneficiaries and qualify enrollees for the "Extra Help" subsidy for Part D prescription drugs. There are three separate MSP programs, the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program, the Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program and the Qualified Individual (QI) Program, each of which is discussed below.

Those in QMB receive additional subsidies for seroquel 25 mg Medicare costs. See 2019 Fact Sheet on MSP in NYS by Medicare Rights Center ENGLISH SPANISH State law. N.Y.

§ 367-a(3)(a), (b), and (d). 2020 Medicare 101 Basics for New York State - 1.5 hour webinar by Eric Hausman, sponsored by NYS Office of the Aging TOPICS COVERED IN THIS ARTICLE 1. No Asset Limit 1A.

Summary Chart of MSP Programs 2. Income Limits &. Rules and Household Size 3.

The Three MSP Programs - What are they and how are they Different?. 4. FOUR Special Benefits of MSP Programs.

Back Door to Extra Help with Part D MSPs Automatically Waive Late Enrollment Penalties for Part B - and allow enrollment in Part B year-round outside of the short Annual Enrollment Period No Medicaid Lien on Estate to Recover Payment of Expenses Paid by MSP Food Stamps/SNAP not reduced by Decreased Medical Expenses when Enroll in MSP - at least temporarily 5. Enrolling in an MSP - Automatic Enrollment &. Applications for People who Have Medicare What is Application Process?.

6. Enrolling in an MSP for People age 65+ who Do Not Qualify for Free Medicare Part A - the "Part A Buy-In Program" 7. What Happens After MSP Approved - How Part B Premium is Paid 8 Special Rules for QMBs - How Medicare Cost-Sharing Works 1.

NO ASSET LIMIT!. Since April 1, 2008, none of the three MSP programs have resource limits in New York -- which means many Medicare beneficiaries who might not qualify for Medicaid because of excess resources can qualify for an MSP. 1.A.

SUMMARY CHART OF MSP BENEFITS QMB SLIMB QI-1 Eligibility ASSET LIMIT NO LIMIT IN NEW YORK STATE INCOME LIMIT (2020) Single Couple Single Couple Single Couple $1,064 $1,437 $1,276 $1,724 $1,436 $1,940 Federal Poverty Level 100% FPL 100 – 120% FPL 120 – 135% FPL Benefits Pays Monthly Part B premium?. YES, and also Part A premium if did not have enough work quarters and meets citizenship requirement. See “Part A Buy-In” YES YES Pays Part A &.

B deductibles &. Co-insurance YES - with limitations NO NO Retroactive to Filing of Application?. Yes - Benefits begin the month after the month of the MSP application.

18 NYCRR §360-7.8(b)(5) Yes – Retroactive to 3rd month before month of application, if eligible in prior months Yes – may be retroactive to 3rd month before month of applica-tion, but only within the current calendar year. (No retro for January application). See GIS 07 MA 027.

Can Enroll in MSP and Medicaid at Same Time?. YES YES NO!. Must choose between QI-1 and Medicaid.

Cannot have both, not even Medicaid with a spend-down. 2. INCOME LIMITS and RULES Each of the three MSP programs has different income eligibility requirements and provides different benefits.

The income limits are tied to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). 2019 FPL levels were released by NYS DOH in GIS 20 MA/02 - 2020 Federal Poverty Levels -- Attachment II and have been posted by Medicaid.gov and the National Council on Aging and are in the chart below. NOTE.

There is usually a lag in time of several weeks, or even months, from January 1st of each year until the new FPLs are release, and then before the new MSP income limits are officially implemented. During this lag period, local Medicaid offices should continue to use the previous year's FPLs AND count the person's Social Security benefit amount from the previous year - do NOT factor in the Social Security COLA (cost of living adjustment). Once the updated guidelines are released, districts will use the new FPLs and go ahead and factor in any COLA.

See 2019 Fact Sheet on MSP in NYS by Medicare Rights Center ENGLISH SPANISH Income is determined by the same methodology as is used for determining in eligibility for SSI The rules for counting income for SSI-related (Aged 65+, Blind, or Disabled) Medicaid recipients, borrowed from the SSI program, apply to the MSP program, except for the new rules about counting household size for married couples. N.Y. Soc.

Serv. L. 367-a(3)(c)(2), NYS DOH 2000-ADM-7, 89-ADM-7 p.7.

Gross income is counted, although there are certain types of income that are disregarded. The most common income disregards, also known as deductions, include. (a) The first $20 of your &.

Your spouse's monthly income, earned or unearned ($20 per couple max). (b) SSI EARNED INCOME DISREGARDS. * The first $65 of monthly wages of you and your spouse, * One-half of the remaining monthly wages (after the $65 is deducted).

* Other work incentives including PASS plans, impairment related work expenses (IRWEs), blind work expenses, etc. For information on these deductions, see The Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD) and other guides in this article -- though written for the MBI-WPD, the work incentives apply to all Medicaid programs, including MSP, for people age 65+, disabled or blind. (c) monthly cost of any health insurance premiums but NOT the Part B premium, since Medicaid will now pay this premium (may deduct Medigap supplemental policies, vision, dental, or long term care insurance premiums, and the Part D premium but only to the extent the premium exceeds the Extra Help benchmark amount) (d) Food stamps not counted.

You can get a more comprehensive listing of the SSI-related income disregards on the Medicaid income disregards chart. As for all benefit programs based on financial need, it is usually advantageous to be considered a larger household, because the income limit is higher. The above chart shows that Households of TWO have a higher income limit than households of ONE.

The MSP programs use the same rules as Medicaid does for the Disabled, Aged and Blind (DAB) which are borrowed from the SSI program for Medicaid recipients in the “SSI-related category.” Under these rules, a household can be only ONE or TWO. 18 NYCRR 360-4.2. See DAB Household Size Chart.

Married persons can sometimes be ONE or TWO depending on arcane rules, which can force a Medicare beneficiary to be limited to the income limit for ONE person even though his spouse who is under 65 and not disabled has no income, and is supported by the client applying for an MSP. EXAMPLE. Bob's Social Security is $1300/month.

He is age 67 and has Medicare. His wife, Nancy, is age 62 and is not disabled and does not work. Under the old rule, Bob was not eligible for an MSP because his income was above the Income limit for One, even though it was well under the Couple limit.

In 2010, NYS DOH modified its rules so that all married individuals will be considered a household size of TWO. DOH GIS 10 MA 10 Medicare Savings Program Household Size, June 4, 2010. This rule for household size is an exception to the rule applying SSI budgeting rules to the MSP program.

Under these rules, Bob is now eligible for an MSP. When is One Better than Two?. Of course, there may be couples where the non-applying spouse's income is too high, and disqualifies the applying spouse from an MSP.

In such cases, "spousal refusal" may be used SSL 366.3(a). (Link is to NYC HRA form, can be adapted for other counties). 3.

The Three Medicare Savings Programs - what are they and how are they different?. 1. Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB).

The QMB program provides the most comprehensive benefits. Available to those with incomes at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), the QMB program covers virtually all Medicare cost-sharing obligations. Part B premiums, Part A premiums, if there are any, and any and all deductibles and co-insurance.

QMB coverage is not retroactive. The program’s benefits will begin the month after the month in which your client is found eligible. ** See special rules about cost-sharing for QMBs below - updated with new CMS directive issued January 2012 ** See NYC HRA QMB Recertification form ** Even if you do not have Part A automatically, because you did not have enough wages, you may be able to enroll in the Part A Buy-In Program, in which people eligible for QMB who do not otherwise have Medicare Part A may enroll, with Medicaid paying the Part A premium (Materials by the Medicare Rights Center).

2. Specifiedl Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB). For those with incomes between 100% and 120% FPL, the SLMB program will cover Part B premiums only.

SLMB is retroactive, however, providing coverage for three months prior to the month of application, as long as your client was eligible during those months. 3. Qualified Individual (QI-1).

For those with incomes between 120% and 135% FPL, and not receiving Medicaid, the QI-1 program will cover Medicare Part B premiums only. QI-1 is also retroactive, providing coverage for three months prior to the month of application, as long as your client was eligible during those months. However, QI-1 retroactive coverage can only be provided within the current calendar year.

(GIS 07 MA 027) So if you apply in January, you get no retroactive coverage. Q-I-1 recipients would be eligible for Medicaid with a spend-down, but if they want the Part B premium paid, they must choose between enrolling in QI-1 or Medicaid. They cannot be in both.

In contrast, one may receive Medicaid and either QMB or SLIMB. 4. Four Special Benefits of MSPs (in addition to NO ASSET TEST).

Benefit 1. Back Door to Medicare Part D "Extra Help" or Low Income Subsidy -- All MSP recipients are automatically enrolled in Extra Help, the subsidy that makes Part D affordable. They have no Part D deductible or doughnut hole, the premium is subsidized, and they pay very low copayments.

Once they are enrolled in Extra Help by virtue of enrollment in an MSP, they retain Extra Help for the entire calendar year, even if they lose MSP eligibility during that year. The "Full" Extra Help subsidy has the same income limit as QI-1 - 135% FPL. However, many people may be eligible for QI-1 but not Extra Help because QI-1 and the other MSPs have no asset limit.

People applying to the Social Security Administration for Extra Help might be rejected for this reason. Recent (2009-10) changes to federal law called "MIPPA" requires the Social Security Administration (SSA) to share eligibility data with NYSDOH on all persons who apply for Extra Help/ the Low Income Subsidy. Data sent to NYSDOH from SSA will enable NYSDOH to open MSP cases on many clients.

The effective date of the MSP application must be the same date as the Extra Help application. Signatures will not be required from clients. In cases where the SSA data is incomplete, NYSDOH will forward what is collected to the local district for completion of an MSP application.

The State implementing procedures are in DOH 2010 ADM-03. Also see CMS "Dear State Medicaid Director" letter dated Feb. 18, 2010 Benefit 2.

MSPs Automatically Waive Late Enrollment Penalties for Part B Generally one must enroll in Part B within the strict enrollment periods after turning age 65 or after 24 months of Social Security Disability. An exception is if you or your spouse are still working and insured under an employer sponsored group health plan, or if you have End Stage Renal Disease, and other factors, see this from Medicare Rights Center. If you fail to enroll within those short periods, you might have to pay higher Part B premiums for life as a Late Enrollment Penalty (LEP).

Also, you may only enroll in Part B during the Annual Enrollment Period from January 1 - March 31st each year, with Part B not effective until the following July. Enrollment in an MSP automatically eliminates such penalties... For life..

Even if one later ceases to be eligible for the MSP. AND enrolling in an MSP will automatically result in becoming enrolled in Part B if you didn't already have it and only had Part A. See Medicare Rights Center flyer.

Benefit 3. No Medicaid Lien on Estate to Recover MSP Benefits Paid Generally speaking, states may place liens on the Estates of deceased Medicaid recipients to recover the cost of Medicaid services that were provided after the recipient reached the age of 55. Since 2002, states have not been allowed to recover the cost of Medicare premiums paid under MSPs.

In 2010, Congress expanded protection for MSP benefits. Beginning on January 1, 2010, states may not place liens on the Estates of Medicaid recipients who died after January 1, 2010 to recover costs for co-insurance paid under the QMB MSP program for services rendered after January 1, 2010. The federal government made this change in order to eliminate barriers to enrollment in MSPs.

See NYS DOH GIS 10-MA-008 - Medicare Savings Program Changes in Estate Recovery The GIS clarifies that a client who receives both QMB and full Medicaid is exempt from estate recovery for these Medicare cost-sharing expenses. Benefit 4. SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits not reduced despite increased income from MSP - at least temporarily Many people receive both SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits and MSP.

Income for purposes of SNAP/Food Stamps is reduced by a deduction for medical expenses, which includes payment of the Part B premium. Since approval for an MSP means that the client no longer pays for the Part B premium, his/her SNAP/Food Stamps income goes up, so their SNAP/Food Stamps go down. Here are some protections.

Do these individuals have to report to their SNAP worker that their out of pocket medical costs have decreased?. And will the household see a reduction in their SNAP benefits, since the decrease in medical expenses will increase their countable income?. The good news is that MSP households do NOT have to report the decrease in their medical expenses to the SNAP/Food Stamp office until their next SNAP/Food Stamp recertification.

Even if they do report the change, or the local district finds out because the same worker is handling both the MSP and SNAP case, there should be no reduction in the household’s benefit until the next recertification. New York’s SNAP policy per administrative directive 02 ADM-07 is to “freeze” the deduction for medical expenses between certification periods. Increases in medical expenses can be budgeted at the household’s request, but NYS never decreases a household’s medical expense deduction until the next recertification.

Most elderly and disabled households have 24-month SNAP certification periods. Eventually, though, the decrease in medical expenses will need to be reported when the household recertifies for SNAP, and the household should expect to see a decrease in their monthly SNAP benefit. It is really important to stress that the loss in SNAP benefits is NOT dollar for dollar.

A $100 decrease in out of pocket medical expenses would translate roughly into a $30 drop in SNAP benefits. See more info on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits by the Empire Justice Center, and on the State OTDA website. Some clients will be automatically enrolled in an MSP by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) shortly after attaining eligibility for Medicare.

Others need to apply. The 2010 "MIPPA" law introduced some improvements to increase MSP enrollment. See 3rd bullet below.

Also, some people who had Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act before they became eligible for Medicare have special procedures to have their Part B premium paid before they enroll in an MSP. See below. WHO IS AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED IN AN MSP.

Clients receiving even $1.00 of Supplemental Security Income should be automatically enrolled into a Medicare Savings Program (most often QMB) under New York State’s Medicare Savings Program Buy-in Agreement with the federal government once they become eligible for Medicare. They should receive Medicare Parts A and B. Clients who are already eligible for Medicare when they apply for Medicaid should be automatically assessed for MSP eligibility when they apply for Medicaid.

(NYS DOH 2000-ADM-7 and GIS 05 MA 033). Clients who apply to the Social Security Administration for Extra Help, but are rejected, should be contacted &. Enrolled into an MSP by the Medicaid program directly under new MIPPA procedures that require data sharing.

Strategy TIP. Since the Extra Help filing date will be assigned to the MSP application, it may help the client to apply online for Extra Help with the SSA, even knowing that this application will be rejected because of excess assets or other reason. SSA processes these requests quickly, and it will be routed to the State for MSP processing.

Since MSP applications take a while, at least the filing date will be retroactive. Note. The above strategy does not work as well for QMB, because the effective date of QMB is the month after the month of application.

As a result, the retroactive effective date of Extra Help will be the month after the failed Extra Help application for those with QMB rather than SLMB/QI-1. Applying for MSP Directly with Local Medicaid Program. Those who do not have Medicaid already must apply for an MSP through their local social services district.

(See more in Section D. Below re those who already have Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act before they became eligible for Medicare. If you are applying for MSP only (not also Medicaid), you can use the simplified MSP application form (theDOH-4328(Rev.

8/2017-- English) (2017 Spanish version not yet available). Either application form can be mailed in -- there is no interview requirement anymore for MSP or Medicaid. See 10 ADM-04.

Applicants will need to submit proof of income, a copy of their Medicare card (front &. Back), and proof of residency/address. See the application form for other instructions.

One who is only eligible for QI-1 because of higher income may ONLY apply for an MSP, not for Medicaid too. One may not receive Medicaid and QI-1 at the same time. If someone only eligible for QI-1 wants Medicaid, s/he may enroll in and deposit excess income into a pooled Supplemental Needs Trust, to bring her countable income down to the Medicaid level, which also qualifies him or her for SLIMB or QMB instead of QI-1.

Advocates in NYC can sign up for a half-day "Deputization Training" conducted by the Medicare Rights Center, at which you'll be trained and authorized to complete an MSP application and to submit it via the Medicare Rights Center, which submits it to HRA without the client having to apply in person. Enrolling in an MSP if you already have Medicaid, but just become eligible for Medicare Those who, prior to becoming enrolled in Medicare, had Medicaid through Affordable Care Act are eligible to have their Part B premiums paid by Medicaid (or the cost reimbursed) during the time it takes for them to transition to a Medicare Savings Program. In 2018, DOH clarified that reimbursement of the Part B premium will be made regardless of whether the individual is still in a Medicaid managed care (MMC) plan.

GIS 18 MA/001 Medicaid Managed Care Transition for Enrollees Gaining Medicare ( PDF) provides, "Due to efforts to transition individuals who gain Medicare eligibility and who require LTSS, individuals may not be disenrolled from MMC upon receipt of Medicare. To facilitate the transition and not disadvantage the recipient, the Medicaid program is approving reimbursement of Part B premiums for enrollees in MMC." The procedure for getting the Part B premium paid is different for those whose Medicaid was administered by the NYS of Health Exchange (Marketplace), as opposed to their local social services district. The procedure is also different for those who obtain Medicare because they turn 65, as opposed to obtaining Medicare based on disability.

Either way, Medicaid recipients who transition onto Medicare should be automatically evaluated for MSP eligibility at their next Medicaid recertification. NYS DOH 2000-ADM-7 Individuals can also affirmatively ask to be enrolled in MSP in between recertification periods. IF CLIENT HAD MEDICAID ON THE MARKETPLACE (NYS of Health Exchange) before obtaining Medicare.

IF they obtain Medicare because they turn age 65, they will receive a letter from their local district asking them to "renew" Medicaid through their local district. See 2014 LCM-02. Now, their Medicaid income limit will be lower than the MAGI limits ($842/ mo reduced from $1387/month) and they now will have an asset test.

For this reason, some individuals may lose full Medicaid eligibility when they begin receiving Medicare. People over age 65 who obtain Medicare do NOT keep "Marketplace Medicaid" for 12 months (continuous eligibility) See GIS 15 MA/022 - Continuous Coverage for MAGI Individuals. Since MSP has NO ASSET limit.

Some individuals may be enrolled in the MSP even if they lose Medicaid, or if they now have a Medicaid spend-down. If a Medicare/Medicaid recipient reports income that exceeds the Medicaid level, districts must evaluate the person’s eligibility for MSP. 08 OHIP/ADM-4 ​If you became eligible for Medicare based on disability and you are UNDER AGE 65, you are entitled to keep MAGI Medicaid for 12 months from the month it was last authorized, even if you now have income normally above the MAGI limit, and even though you now have Medicare.

This is called Continuous Eligibility. EXAMPLE. Sam, age 60, was last authorized for Medicaid on the Marketplace in June 2016.

He became enrolled in Medicare based on disability in August 2016, and started receiving Social Security in the same month (he won a hearing approving Social Security disability benefits retroactively, after first being denied disability). Even though his Social Security is too high, he can keep Medicaid for 12 months beginning June 2016. Sam has to pay for his Part B premium - it is deducted from his Social Security check.

He may call the Marketplace and request a refund. This will continue until the end of his 12 months of continues MAGI Medicaid eligibility. He will be reimbursed regardless of whether he is in a Medicaid managed care plan.

See GIS 18 MA/001 Medicaid Managed Care Transition for Enrollees Gaining Medicare (PDF) When that ends, he will renew Medicaid and apply for MSP with his local district. Individuals who are eligible for Medicaid with a spenddown can opt whether or not to receive MSP. (Medicaid Reference Guide (MRG) p.

19). Obtaining MSP may increase their spenddown. MIPPA - Outreach by Social Security Administration -- Under MIPPA, the SSA sends a form letter to people who may be eligible for a Medicare Savings Program or Extra Help (Low Income Subsidy - LIS) that they may apply.

The letters are. · Beneficiary has Extra Help (LIS), but not MSP · Beneficiary has no Extra Help (LIS) or MSP 6. Enrolling in MSP for People Age 65+ who do Not have Free Medicare Part A - the "Part A Buy-In Program" Seniors WITHOUT MEDICARE PART A or B -- They may be able to enroll in the Part A Buy-In program, in which people eligible for QMB who are age 65+ who do not otherwise have Medicare Part A may enroll in Part A, with Medicaid paying the Part A premium.

See Step-by-Step Guide by the Medicare Rights Center). This guide explains the various steps in "conditionally enrolling" in Part A at the SSA office, which must be done before applying for QMB at the Medicaid office, which will then pay the Part A premium. See also GIS 04 MA/013.

In June, 2018, the SSA revised the POMS manual procedures for the Part A Buy-In to to address inconsistencies and confusion in SSA field offices and help smooth the path for QMB enrollment. The procedures are in the POMS Section HI 00801.140 "Premium-Free Part A Enrollments for Qualified Medicare BenefiIaries." It includes important clarifications, such as. SSA Field Offices should explain the QMB program and conditional enrollment process if an individual lacks premium-free Part A and appears to meet QMB requirements.

SSA field offices can add notes to the “Remarks” section of the application and provide a screen shot to the individual so the individual can provide proof of conditional Part A enrollment when applying for QMB through the state Medicaid program. Beneficiaries are allowed to complete the conditional application even if they owe Medicare premiums. In Part A Buy-in states like NYS, SSA should process conditional applications on a rolling basis (without regard to enrollment periods), even if the application coincides with the General Enrollment Period.

(The General Enrollment Period is from Jan 1 to March 31st every year, in which anyone eligible may enroll in Medicare Part A or Part B to be effective on July 1st). 7. What happens after the MSP approval - How is Part B premium paid For all three MSP programs, the Medicaid program is now responsible for paying the Part B premiums, even though the MSP enrollee is not necessarily a recipient of Medicaid.

The local Medicaid office (DSS/HRA) transmits the MSP approval to the NYS Department of Health – that information gets shared w/ SSA and CMS SSA stops deducting the Part B premiums out of the beneficiary’s Social Security check. SSA also refunds any amounts owed to the recipient. (Note.

) CMS “deems” the MSP recipient eligible for Part D Extra Help/ Low Income Subsidy (LIS). ​Can the MSP be retroactive like Medicaid, back to 3 months before the application?. ​The answer is different for the 3 MSP programs.

QMB -No Retroactive Eligibility – Benefits begin the month after the month of the MSP application. 18 NYCRR § 360-7.8(b)(5) SLIMB - YES - Retroactive Eligibility up to 3 months before the application, if was eligible This means applicant may be reimbursed for the 3 months of Part B benefits prior to the month of application. QI-1 - YES up to 3 months but only in the same calendar year.

Of course, individuals who apply for LIS through SSA and http://danellehallbooks.com/propecia-price/ are where to buy cheap seroquel found ineligible are also entitled to a written notice and have appeal rights. Benefits of Extra Help 1) Assistance with Part D cost-sharing The Extra Help program provides a subsidy which covers most (but not all) of beneficiary’s cost sharing obligations. Extra Help beneficiaries do not have to worry about hitting the “donut hole” – the LIS subsidy continues to cover them through the donut hole and into catastrophic coverage. Full Extra where to buy cheap seroquel Help.

LIS beneficiaries with incomes up to 135% FPL are generally eligible for "full" Extra Help -- meaning they pay no Part D deductible, no charge for monthly premiums up to the benchmark amount, and fixed, relatively low co-pays (between $1.30 and $8.95 for 2020 depending on the person's income level and the tier category of the drug. Medicaid beneficiaries in nursing homes, waiver programs, or managed long term care have $0 co-pays). Full Extra Help where to buy cheap seroquel beneficiaries who hit the catastrophic coverage limit have $0 co-pays. See current co-pay levels here.

Partial Extra Help. Beneficiaries between 135%-150% FPL receive "partial" Extra Help, which limits the Part D where to buy cheap seroquel deductible to $89 (2020 figure - click here for updated chart). Sets sliding scale fees for monthly premiums. And limits co-pays to 15%, until the beneficiary reaches the catastrophic coverage limit, at which point co-pays are limited to a $8.95 maximum (2020 or see current amount here) or 5% of the drug cost, whichever is greater.

2) Facilitated enrollment into a Part D plan Extra Help recipients who aren’t where to buy cheap seroquel already enrolled in a Part D plan and don’t want to choose one on their own will be automatically enrolled into a benchmark plan by CMS. This facilitated enrollment ensures that Extra Help recipients have Part D coverage. However, the downside to facilitated enrollment is that the plan may not be the best “fit” for the beneficiary, if it doesn’t cover all his/her drugs, assesses a higher tier level for covered drugs than other comparable plans, and/or requires the beneficiary to go through administrative hoops like prior authorization, quantity limits and/or step therapy. Fortunately, Extra Help where to buy cheap seroquel recipients can always enroll in a new plan … see #3 below.

3) Continuous special enrollment period Extra Help recipients have a continuous special enrollment period, meaning that they can switch plans at any time. They are not “locked into” the annual open enrollment period (October 15-December 7). NOTE where to buy cheap seroquel. This changed in 2019.

Starting in 2019, those with Extra Help will no longer have a continuous enrollment period. Instead, Extra Help recipients will be eligible to enroll no more than once per quarter for where to buy cheap seroquel each of the first three quarters of the year. 4) No late enrollment penalty Non LIS beneficiaries generally face a premium penalty (higher monthly premium) if they delayed their enrollment into Part D, meaning that they didn’t enroll when they were initially eligible and didn’t have “creditable coverage.” Extra Help recipients do not have to worry about this problem – the late enrollment penalty provision does not apply to LIS beneficiaries. 1) For “deemed” beneficiaries (Medicaid/Medicare Savings Program recipients).

Extra Help status lasts at least until the end of the current calendar year, even where to buy cheap seroquel if the individual loses their Medicaid or Medicare Savings Program coverage during that year. Individuals who receive Medicaid or a Medicare Savings Program any month between July and December keep their LIS status for the remainder of that calendar year and the following year. Getting Medicaid coverage for even just a short period of time (ie, meeting a spenddown for just one month) can help ensure that the individual obtains Extra Help coverage for at least 6 months, and possibly as long as 18 months. TIP where to buy cheap seroquel.

People with a high spend-down who want to receive Medicaid for just one month in order to get Extra Help for 6-18 months can use past medical bills to meet their spend-down for that one month. There are different rules for using past paid medical bills verses past unpaid medical bills. For information see Spend down training where to buy cheap seroquel materials. Individuals who are losing their deemed status at the end of a calendar year because they are no longer receiving Medicaid or the Medicare Savings Program should be notified in advance by SSA, and given an opportunity to file an Extra Help application through SSA.

2) For “non-deemed” beneficiaries (those who filed their LIS applications through SSA) Non-deemed beneficiaries retain their LIS status until/unless SSA does a redetermination and finds the individual ineligible for Extra Help. There are where to buy cheap seroquel no reporting requirements per se in the Extra Help program, but beneficiaries must respond to SSA’s redetermination request. What to do if the Part D plan doesn't know that someone has Extra Help Sometimes there are lengthy delays between the date that someone is approved for Medicaid or a Medicare Savings Program and when that information is formally conveyed to the Part D plan by CMS. As a practical matter, this often results in beneficiaries being charged co-pays, premiums and/or deductibles that they can't afford and shouldn't have to pay.

To protect LIS beneficiaries, CMS has a "Best Available Evidence" policy which requires plans to accept alternative forms where to buy cheap seroquel of proof of someone's LIS status and adjust the person's cost-sharing obligation accordingly. LIS beneficiaries who are being charged improperly should be sure to contact their plan and provide proof of their LIS status. If the plan still won't recognize their LIS status, the person or their advocate should file a complaint with the CMS regional office. The federal regulations where to buy cheap seroquel governing the Low Income Subsidy program can be found at 42 CFR Subpart P (sections 423.771 through 423.800).

Also, CMS provides detailed guidance on the LIS provisions in chapter 13 of its Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual. This article was authored by the Empire Justice Center.Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) pay for the monthly Medicare Part B premium for low-income Medicare beneficiaries and qualify enrollees for the "Extra Help" subsidy for Part D prescription drugs. There are three separate MSP programs, the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program, the Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program and the Qualified Individual (QI) Program, each where to buy cheap seroquel of which is discussed below. Those in QMB receive additional subsidies for Medicare costs.

See 2019 Fact Sheet on MSP in NYS by Medicare Rights Center ENGLISH SPANISH State law. N.Y where to buy cheap seroquel. Soc. Serv.

L. § 367-a(3)(a), (b), and (d). 2020 Medicare 101 Basics for New York State - 1.5 hour webinar by Eric Hausman, sponsored by NYS Office of the Aging TOPICS COVERED IN THIS ARTICLE 1. No Asset Limit 1A.

Summary Chart of MSP Programs 2. Income Limits &. Rules and Household Size 3. The Three MSP Programs - What are they and how are they Different?.

4. FOUR Special Benefits of MSP Programs. Back Door to Extra Help with Part D MSPs Automatically Waive Late Enrollment Penalties for Part B - and allow enrollment in Part B year-round outside of the short Annual Enrollment Period No Medicaid Lien on Estate to Recover Payment of Expenses Paid by MSP Food Stamps/SNAP not reduced by Decreased Medical Expenses when Enroll in MSP - at least temporarily 5. Enrolling in an MSP - Automatic Enrollment &.

Applications for People who Have Medicare What is Application Process?. 6. Enrolling in an MSP for People age 65+ who Do Not Qualify for Free Medicare Part A - the "Part A Buy-In Program" 7. What Happens After MSP Approved - How Part B Premium is Paid 8 Special Rules for QMBs - How Medicare Cost-Sharing Works 1.

NO ASSET LIMIT!. Since April 1, 2008, none of the three MSP programs have resource limits in New York -- which means many Medicare beneficiaries who might not qualify for Medicaid because of excess resources can qualify for an MSP. 1.A. SUMMARY CHART OF MSP BENEFITS QMB SLIMB QI-1 Eligibility ASSET LIMIT NO LIMIT IN NEW YORK STATE INCOME LIMIT (2020) Single Couple Single Couple Single Couple $1,064 $1,437 $1,276 $1,724 $1,436 $1,940 Federal Poverty Level 100% FPL 100 – 120% FPL 120 – 135% FPL Benefits Pays Monthly Part B premium?.

YES, and also Part A premium if did not have enough work quarters and meets citizenship requirement. See “Part A Buy-In” YES YES Pays Part A &. B deductibles &. Co-insurance YES - with limitations NO NO Retroactive to Filing of Application?.

Yes - Benefits begin the month after the month of the MSP application. 18 NYCRR §360-7.8(b)(5) Yes – Retroactive to 3rd month before month of application, if eligible in prior months Yes – may be retroactive to 3rd month before month of applica-tion, but only within the current calendar year. (No retro for January application). See GIS 07 MA 027.

Can Enroll in MSP and Medicaid at Same Time?. YES YES NO!. Must choose between QI-1 and Medicaid. Cannot have both, not even Medicaid with a spend-down.

2. INCOME LIMITS and RULES Each of the three MSP programs has different income eligibility requirements and provides different benefits. The income limits are tied to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). 2019 FPL levels were released by NYS DOH in GIS 20 MA/02 - 2020 Federal Poverty Levels -- Attachment II and have been posted by Medicaid.gov and the National Council on Aging and are in the chart below.

NOTE. There is usually a lag in time of several weeks, or even months, from January 1st of each year until the new FPLs are release, and then before the new MSP income limits are officially implemented. During this lag period, local Medicaid offices should continue to use the previous year's FPLs AND count the person's Social Security benefit amount from the previous year - do NOT factor in the Social Security COLA (cost of living adjustment). Once the updated guidelines are released, districts will use the new FPLs and go ahead and factor in any COLA.

See 2019 Fact Sheet on MSP in NYS by Medicare Rights Center ENGLISH SPANISH Income is determined by the same methodology as is used for determining in eligibility for SSI The rules for counting income for SSI-related (Aged 65+, Blind, or Disabled) Medicaid recipients, borrowed from the SSI program, apply to the MSP program, except for the new rules about counting household size for married couples. N.Y. Soc. Serv.

L. 367-a(3)(c)(2), NYS DOH 2000-ADM-7, 89-ADM-7 p.7. Gross income is counted, although there are certain types of income that are disregarded. The most common income disregards, also known as deductions, include.

(a) The first $20 of your &. Your spouse's monthly income, earned or unearned ($20 per couple max). (b) SSI EARNED INCOME DISREGARDS. * The first $65 of monthly wages of you and your spouse, * One-half of the remaining monthly wages (after the $65 is deducted).

* Other work incentives including PASS plans, impairment related work expenses (IRWEs), blind work expenses, etc. For information on these deductions, see The Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD) and other guides in this article -- though written for the MBI-WPD, the work incentives apply to all Medicaid programs, including MSP, for people age 65+, disabled or blind. (c) monthly cost of any health insurance premiums but NOT the Part B premium, since Medicaid will now pay this premium (may deduct Medigap supplemental policies, vision, dental, or long term care insurance premiums, and the Part D premium but only to the extent the premium exceeds the Extra Help benchmark amount) (d) Food stamps not counted. You can get a more comprehensive listing of the SSI-related income disregards on the Medicaid income disregards chart.

As for all benefit programs based on financial need, it is usually advantageous to be considered a larger household, because the income limit is higher. The above chart shows that Households of TWO have a higher income limit than households of ONE. The MSP programs use the same rules as Medicaid does for the Disabled, Aged and Blind (DAB) which are borrowed from the SSI program for Medicaid recipients in the “SSI-related category.” Under these rules, a household can be only ONE or TWO. 18 NYCRR 360-4.2.

See DAB Household Size Chart. Married persons can sometimes be ONE or TWO depending on arcane rules, which can force a Medicare beneficiary to be limited to the income limit for ONE person even though his spouse who is under 65 and not disabled has no income, and is supported by the client applying for an MSP. EXAMPLE. Bob's Social Security is $1300/month.

He is age 67 and has Medicare. His wife, Nancy, is age 62 and is not disabled and does not work. Under the old rule, Bob was not eligible for an MSP because his income was above the Income limit for One, even though it was well under the Couple limit. In 2010, NYS DOH modified its rules so that all married individuals will be considered a household size of TWO.

DOH GIS 10 MA 10 Medicare Savings Program Household Size, June 4, 2010. This rule for household size is an exception to the rule applying SSI budgeting rules to the MSP program. Under these rules, Bob is now eligible for an MSP. When is One Better than Two?.

Of course, there may be couples where the non-applying spouse's income is too high, and disqualifies the applying spouse from an MSP. In such cases, "spousal refusal" may be used SSL 366.3(a). (Link is to NYC HRA form, can be adapted for other counties). 3.

The Three Medicare Savings Programs - what are they and how are they different?. 1. Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB). The QMB program provides the most comprehensive benefits.

Available to those with incomes at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), the QMB program covers virtually all Medicare cost-sharing obligations. Part B premiums, Part A premiums, if there are any, and any and all deductibles and co-insurance. QMB coverage is not retroactive. The program’s benefits will begin the month after the month in which your client is found eligible.

** See special rules about cost-sharing for QMBs below - updated with new CMS directive issued January 2012 ** See NYC HRA QMB Recertification form ** Even if you do not have Part A automatically, because you did not have enough wages, you may be able to enroll in the Part A Buy-In Program, in which people eligible for QMB who do not otherwise have Medicare Part A may enroll, with Medicaid paying the Part A premium (Materials by the Medicare Rights Center). 2. Specifiedl Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB). For those with incomes between 100% and 120% FPL, the SLMB program will cover Part B premiums only.

SLMB is retroactive, however, providing coverage for three months prior to the month of application, as long as your client was eligible during those months. 3. Qualified Individual (QI-1). For those with incomes between 120% and 135% FPL, and not receiving Medicaid, the QI-1 program will cover Medicare Part B premiums only.

QI-1 is also retroactive, providing coverage for three months prior to the month of application, as long as your client was eligible during those months. However, QI-1 retroactive coverage can only be provided within the current calendar year. (GIS 07 MA 027) So if you apply in January, you get no retroactive coverage. Q-I-1 recipients would be eligible for Medicaid with a spend-down, but if they want the Part B premium paid, they must choose between enrolling in QI-1 or Medicaid.

They cannot be in both. It is their choice. DOH MRG p. 19.

In contrast, one may receive Medicaid and either QMB or SLIMB. 4. Four Special Benefits of MSPs (in addition to NO ASSET TEST). Benefit 1.

Back Door to Medicare Part D "Extra Help" or Low Income Subsidy -- All MSP recipients are automatically enrolled in Extra Help, the subsidy that makes Part D affordable. They have no Part D deductible or doughnut hole, the premium is subsidized, and they pay very low copayments. Once they are enrolled in Extra Help by virtue of enrollment in an MSP, they retain Extra Help for the entire calendar year, even if they lose MSP eligibility during that year. The "Full" Extra Help subsidy has the same income limit as QI-1 - 135% FPL.

However, many people may be eligible for QI-1 but not Extra Help because QI-1 and the other MSPs have no asset limit. People applying to the Social Security Administration for Extra Help might be rejected for this reason. Recent (2009-10) changes to federal law called "MIPPA" requires the Social Security Administration (SSA) to share eligibility data with NYSDOH on all persons who apply for Extra Help/ the Low Income Subsidy. Data sent to NYSDOH from SSA will enable NYSDOH to open MSP cases on many clients.

The effective date of the MSP application must be the same date as the Extra Help application. Signatures will not be required from clients. In cases where the SSA data is incomplete, NYSDOH will forward what is collected to the local district for completion of an MSP application. The State implementing procedures are in DOH 2010 ADM-03.

Also see CMS "Dear State Medicaid Director" letter dated Feb. 18, 2010 Benefit 2. MSPs Automatically Waive Late Enrollment Penalties for Part B Generally one must enroll in Part B within the strict enrollment periods after turning age 65 or after 24 months of Social Security Disability. An exception is if you or your spouse are still working and insured under an employer sponsored group health plan, or if you have End Stage Renal Disease, and other factors, see this from Medicare Rights Center.

If you fail to enroll within those short periods, you might have to pay higher Part B premiums for life as a Late Enrollment Penalty (LEP). Also, you may only enroll in Part B during the Annual Enrollment Period from January 1 - March 31st each year, with Part B not effective until the following July. Enrollment in an MSP automatically eliminates such penalties... For life..

Even if one later ceases to be eligible for the MSP. AND enrolling in an MSP will automatically result in becoming enrolled in Part B if you didn't already have it and only had Part A. See Medicare Rights Center flyer. Benefit 3.

No Medicaid Lien on Estate to Recover MSP Benefits Paid Generally speaking, states may place liens on the Estates of deceased Medicaid recipients to recover the cost of Medicaid services that were provided after the recipient reached the age of 55. Since 2002, states have not been allowed to recover the cost of Medicare premiums paid under MSPs. In 2010, Congress expanded protection for MSP benefits. Beginning on January 1, 2010, states may not place liens on the Estates of Medicaid recipients who died after January 1, 2010 to recover costs for co-insurance paid under the QMB MSP program for services rendered after January 1, 2010.

The federal government made this change in order to eliminate barriers to enrollment in MSPs. See NYS DOH GIS 10-MA-008 - Medicare Savings Program Changes in Estate Recovery The GIS clarifies that a client who receives both QMB and full Medicaid is exempt from estate recovery for these Medicare cost-sharing expenses. Benefit 4. SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits not reduced despite increased income from MSP - at least temporarily Many people receive both SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits and MSP.

Income for purposes of SNAP/Food Stamps is reduced by a deduction for medical expenses, which includes payment of the Part B premium. Since approval for an MSP means that the client no longer pays for the Part B premium, his/her SNAP/Food Stamps income goes up, so their SNAP/Food Stamps go down. Here are some protections. Do these individuals have to report to their SNAP worker that their out of pocket medical costs have decreased?.

And will the household see a reduction in their SNAP benefits, since the decrease in medical expenses will increase their countable income?. The good news is that MSP households do NOT have to report the decrease in their medical expenses to the SNAP/Food Stamp office until their next SNAP/Food Stamp recertification. Even if they do report the change, or the local district finds out because the same worker is handling both the MSP and SNAP case, there should be no reduction in the household’s benefit until the next recertification. New York’s SNAP policy per administrative directive 02 ADM-07 is to “freeze” the deduction for medical expenses between certification periods.

Increases in medical expenses can be budgeted at the household’s request, but NYS never decreases a household’s medical expense deduction until the next recertification. Most elderly and disabled households have 24-month SNAP certification periods. Eventually, though, the decrease in medical expenses will need to be reported when the household recertifies for SNAP, and the household should expect to see a decrease in their monthly SNAP benefit. It is really important to stress that the loss in SNAP benefits is NOT dollar for dollar.

A $100 decrease in out of pocket medical expenses would translate roughly into a $30 drop in SNAP benefits. See more info on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits by the Empire Justice Center, and on the State OTDA website. Some clients will be automatically enrolled in an MSP by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) shortly after attaining eligibility for Medicare. Others need to apply.

The 2010 "MIPPA" law introduced some improvements to increase MSP enrollment. See 3rd bullet below. Also, some people who had Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act before they became eligible for Medicare have special procedures to have their Part B premium paid before they enroll in an MSP. See below.

WHO IS AUTOMATICALLY ENROLLED IN AN MSP. Clients receiving even $1.00 of Supplemental Security Income should be automatically enrolled into a Medicare Savings Program (most often QMB) under New York State’s Medicare Savings Program Buy-in Agreement with the federal government once they become eligible for Medicare. They should receive Medicare Parts A and B. Clients who are already eligible for Medicare when they apply for Medicaid should be automatically assessed for MSP eligibility when they apply for Medicaid.

(NYS DOH 2000-ADM-7 and GIS 05 MA 033). Clients who apply to the Social Security Administration for Extra Help, but are rejected, should be contacted &. Enrolled into an MSP by the Medicaid program directly under new MIPPA procedures that require data sharing. Strategy TIP.

Since the Extra Help filing date will be assigned to the MSP application, it may help the client to apply online for Extra Help with the SSA, even knowing that this application will be rejected because of excess assets or other reason. SSA processes these requests quickly, and it will be routed to the State for MSP processing. Since MSP applications take a while, at least the filing date will be retroactive. Note.

The above strategy does not work as well for QMB, because the effective date of QMB is the month after the month of application. As a result, the retroactive effective date of Extra Help will be the month after the failed Extra Help application for those with QMB rather than SLMB/QI-1. Applying for MSP Directly with Local Medicaid Program. Those who do not have Medicaid already must apply for an MSP through their local social services district.

(See more in Section D. Below re those who already have Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act before they became eligible for Medicare. If you are applying for MSP only (not also Medicaid), you can use the simplified MSP application form (theDOH-4328(Rev. 8/2017-- English) (2017 Spanish version not yet available).

Either application form can be mailed in -- there is no interview requirement anymore for MSP or Medicaid. See 10 ADM-04. Applicants will need to submit proof of income, a copy of their Medicare card (front &. Back), and proof of residency/address.

See the application form for other instructions. One who is only eligible for QI-1 because of higher income may ONLY apply for an MSP, not for Medicaid too. One may not receive Medicaid and QI-1 at the same time. If someone only eligible for QI-1 wants Medicaid, s/he may enroll in and deposit excess income into a pooled Supplemental Needs Trust, to bring her countable income down to the Medicaid level, which also qualifies him or her for SLIMB or QMB instead of QI-1.

Advocates in NYC can sign up for a half-day "Deputization Training" conducted by the Medicare Rights Center, at which you'll be trained and authorized to complete an MSP application and to submit it via the Medicare Rights Center, which submits it to HRA without the client having to apply in person. Enrolling in an MSP if you already have Medicaid, but just become eligible for Medicare Those who, prior to becoming enrolled in Medicare, had Medicaid through Affordable Care Act are eligible to have their Part B premiums paid by Medicaid (or the cost reimbursed) during the time it takes for them to transition to a Medicare Savings Program. In 2018, DOH clarified that reimbursement of the Part B premium will be made regardless of whether the individual is still in a Medicaid managed care (MMC) plan. GIS 18 MA/001 Medicaid Managed Care Transition for Enrollees Gaining Medicare ( PDF) provides, "Due to efforts to transition individuals who gain Medicare eligibility and who require LTSS, individuals may not be disenrolled from MMC upon receipt of Medicare.

To facilitate the transition and not disadvantage the recipient, the Medicaid program is approving reimbursement of Part B premiums for enrollees in MMC." The procedure for getting the Part B premium paid is different for those whose Medicaid was administered by the NYS of Health Exchange (Marketplace), as opposed to their local social services district. The procedure is also different for those who obtain Medicare because they turn 65, as opposed to obtaining Medicare based on disability. Either way, Medicaid recipients who transition onto Medicare should be automatically evaluated for MSP eligibility at their next Medicaid recertification. NYS DOH 2000-ADM-7 Individuals can also affirmatively ask to be enrolled in MSP in between recertification periods.

IF CLIENT HAD MEDICAID ON THE MARKETPLACE (NYS of Health Exchange) before obtaining Medicare. IF they obtain Medicare because they turn age 65, they will receive a letter from their local district asking them to "renew" Medicaid through their local district. See 2014 LCM-02. Now, their Medicaid income limit will be lower than the MAGI limits ($842/ mo reduced from $1387/month) and they now will have an asset test.

For this reason, some individuals may lose full Medicaid eligibility when they begin receiving Medicare. People over age 65 who obtain Medicare do NOT keep "Marketplace Medicaid" for 12 months (continuous eligibility) See GIS 15 MA/022 - Continuous Coverage for MAGI Individuals. Since MSP has NO ASSET limit. Some individuals may be enrolled in the MSP even if they lose Medicaid, or if they now have a Medicaid spend-down.

If a Medicare/Medicaid recipient reports income that exceeds the Medicaid level, districts must evaluate the person’s eligibility for MSP. 08 OHIP/ADM-4 ​If you became eligible for Medicare based on disability and you are UNDER AGE 65, you are entitled to keep MAGI Medicaid for 12 months from the month it was last authorized, even if you now have income normally above the MAGI limit, and even though you now have Medicare. This is called Continuous Eligibility. EXAMPLE.

Sam, age 60, was last authorized for Medicaid on the Marketplace in June 2016. He became enrolled in Medicare based on disability in August 2016, and started receiving Social Security in the same month (he won a hearing approving Social Security disability benefits retroactively, after first being denied disability). Even though his Social Security is too high, he can keep Medicaid for 12 months beginning June 2016. Sam has to pay for his Part B premium - it is deducted from his Social Security check.

He may call the Marketplace and request a refund. This will continue until the end of his 12 months of continues MAGI Medicaid eligibility. He will be reimbursed regardless of whether he is in a Medicaid managed care plan. See GIS 18 MA/001 Medicaid Managed Care Transition for Enrollees Gaining Medicare (PDF) When that ends, he will renew Medicaid and apply for MSP with his local district.

Individuals who are eligible for Medicaid with a spenddown can opt whether or not to receive MSP. (Medicaid Reference Guide (MRG) p. 19). Obtaining MSP may increase their spenddown.

MIPPA - Outreach by Social Security Administration -- Under MIPPA, the SSA sends a form letter to people who may be eligible for a Medicare Savings Program or Extra Help (Low Income Subsidy - LIS) that they may apply. The letters are. · Beneficiary has Extra Help (LIS), but not MSP · Beneficiary has no Extra Help (LIS) or MSP 6. Enrolling in MSP for People Age 65+ who do Not have Free Medicare Part A - the "Part A Buy-In Program" Seniors WITHOUT MEDICARE PART A or B -- They may be able to enroll in the Part A Buy-In program, in which people eligible for QMB who are age 65+ who do not otherwise have Medicare Part A may enroll in Part A, with Medicaid paying the Part A premium.

See Step-by-Step Guide by the Medicare Rights Center). This guide explains the various steps in "conditionally enrolling" in Part A at the SSA office, which must be done before applying for QMB at the Medicaid office, which will then pay the Part A premium. See also GIS 04 MA/013. In June, 2018, the SSA revised the POMS manual procedures for the Part A Buy-In to to address inconsistencies and confusion in SSA field offices and help smooth the path for QMB enrollment.

The procedures are in the POMS Section HI 00801.140 "Premium-Free Part A Enrollments for Qualified Medicare BenefiIaries." It includes important clarifications, such as. SSA Field Offices should explain the QMB program and conditional enrollment process if an individual lacks premium-free Part A and appears to meet QMB requirements. SSA field offices can add notes to the “Remarks” section of the application and provide a screen shot to the individual so the individual can provide proof of conditional Part A enrollment when applying for QMB through the state Medicaid program. Beneficiaries are allowed to complete the conditional application even if they owe Medicare premiums.

In Part A Buy-in states like NYS, SSA should process conditional applications on a rolling basis (without regard to enrollment periods), even if the application coincides with the General Enrollment Period. (The General Enrollment Period is from Jan 1 to March 31st every year, in which anyone eligible may enroll in Medicare Part A or Part B to be effective on July 1st). 7. What happens after the MSP approval - How is Part B premium paid For all three MSP programs, the Medicaid program is now responsible for paying the Part B premiums, even though the MSP enrollee is not necessarily a recipient of Medicaid.

The local Medicaid office (DSS/HRA) transmits the MSP approval to the NYS Department of Health – that information gets shared w/ SSA and CMS SSA stops deducting the Part B premiums out of the beneficiary’s Social Security check. SSA also refunds any amounts owed to the recipient. (Note. This process can take awhile!.

!. !. ) CMS “deems” the MSP recipient eligible for Part D Extra Help/ Low Income Subsidy (LIS). ​Can the MSP be retroactive like Medicaid, back to 3 months before the application?.

​The answer is different for the 3 MSP programs. QMB -No Retroactive Eligibility – Benefits begin the month after the month of the MSP application. 18 NYCRR § 360-7.8(b)(5) SLIMB - YES - Retroactive Eligibility up to 3 months before the application, if was eligible This means applicant may be reimbursed for the 3 months of Part B benefits prior to the month of application. QI-1 - YES up to 3 months but only in the same calendar year.

No retroactive eligibility to the previous year. 7. QMBs -Special Rules on Cost-Sharing. QMB is the only MSP program which pays not only the Part B premium, but also the Medicare co-insurance.

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Medication errors have been my review here a leading cause of preventable harm can you od on seroquel for decades. Assiri and colleagues report that the cost of medication error worldwide exceeds $42 billion, or approximately 5%–6% of all hospitalisations.1 While this topic has been closely studied since its first appearance in scientific literature can you od on seroquel in 1953,2 the problems continue to evolve alongside changes to the medication-use system. The medication-use system is a function of many elements. Widespread transitions from paper-based to electronic health records have affected drug ordering and prescribing, documentation, transcribing, dispensing, administering and monitoring in ways that challenge traditional approaches to reducing errors that predate electronic records.3 In addition, the introduction of over 7000 branded small molecules or biologics, generics and biosimilars that overlap numerous therapeutic areas increased dependence on specialty care for people with multiple chronic conditions, and navigating transitions throughout the range of primary to quaternary care have all complicated the ability of health systems to manage individual patient medication needs safely.4 Thus, solutions to address common medication errors 10 or can you od on seroquel 20 years ago may quickly become outdated in our fast-paced healthcare sector.Medication errors can either be intercepted prior to reaching the patient or produce adverse drug events (ADEs) ranging from benign to life-threatening.

Concerning prevalence rates of ADEs in hospitalised patients have been reported at 3.22% in the can you od on seroquel UK, 4.78% in Germany and 5.64% in the USA.5 For a country the size of the USA, the US Food and Drug Administration reports that this rate represents over 100 000 ADEs per year. However, these data relate only to the more severe ADEs. Those resulting in death, a life threatening health state, hospitalisation, disability or birth defect.6 These figures therefore encapsulate can you od on seroquel pain and suffering as captured in administrative data but do not include the multitude of patients who missed one or more days of work or school, developed symptoms necessitating an outpatient or emergency room visit, induced long-term harm, or the attendant health system costs. The data therefore give only part of the overall picture.In contrast, based on a comprehensive analysis of UK data, the study by Elliott and colleagues in this issue attempts to illustrate the true full impact of medication errors and the associated risk of ADEs.7 Of the 237 million medication errors estimated to occur in England each year, 66 million are potentially clinically significant and result in 181 thousand hospital days and 1708 deaths at the cost of £98 million to the National Health Service.

However, the aetiology and factors influencing medication errors that lead to these ADEs exceed ‘ubiquitous medicine can you od on seroquel use’ in the country. That is, the causes of ADEs are can you od on seroquel multifaceted. In this case, comprehensive improvement of the medication-use system should not be overlooked—and its multifaceted nature is likely to require the execution of quality improvement initiatives across many domains.Elliott and colleagues break down medication errors by stage within the medication-use system to highlight the degree to which these issues are multifaceted. It comes as little surprise that across primary care, secondary care and care homes, can you od on seroquel prescribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring errors are prominent.

However, the degree to which data are missing is also concerning and therefore may underestimate the prevalence and costs of medication errors. How can any health system, let alone an entire National Health Service devise best practices can you od on seroquel to reduce medication errors when data that present a substantial proportion of variability in ADEs are missing?. ‘No UK data available’ in tables throughout Elliott and colleagues’ paper (ie, no comparable UK data were available for particular settings, such as care can you od on seroquel homes) is as insightful as the numbers that are displayed since it presents an opportunity to improve quality of care informed by an investment in better data, among other needs.As with any quality improvement initiative, beginning with a framework to reduce ADEs as a result of medication error requires an established structure.8 The ‘five rights’ of medication administration offer health systems one potential structure on which to ensure individuals receive the right treatment to maximise clinical benefit and minimise harm. The right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route and the right time.9 Building from these principles, it becomes apparent that methods and technologies for interdiction of medication error and preventable ADEs are still being refined along with variability in execution.

Relatively simple solutions such as clear prescription labelling and safe packaging, multiple prescriber and pharmacy tracking to capture drug interaction risk, along with information sharing and advances in drug therapy stewardship, are examples of processes around which to build a quality improvement programme from the five rights structure that may achieve reduced rates of ADEs.4 Further targeting of these improvements within health system components where medication errors are most can you od on seroquel common, such as ambulatory and primary care settings and transitions of care, would represent efficient use of healthcare resources to reduce ADEs.1By addressing issues in primary care and outpatient settings, the healthcare sector would also minimise the number of ADEs that result in more expensive secondary, tertiary and quaternary care, thereby increasing the probability of additional drug–drug interactions or other risks of medication errors. Further to this are settings and spaces where prescription practices are engaged, fulfilled and monitored. Providers and pharmacists rarely coexist in the same clinical settings in primary, outpatient and ambulatory care as they do in tertiary and quaternary care where the medical community has already recognised the importance of including pharmacists in patient rounds to review and reconcile medication errors.10 Past studies have noted that when the pharmacist is part of a clinical team to address patient needs within complex medication strategies, reductions in ADEs can be achieved throughout various healthcare settings.11–13 While the physically aligned presence of can you od on seroquel providers and pharmacists may not be as straightforward to facilitate in primary and outpatient care, increased telecommunication throughout the medication use process, including computer order entry and medication reconciliation, could resolve issues that may otherwise lead to medication errors and subsequent ADEs.As the research of Elliott et al7 and other findings highlight, ADEs are a costly, harmful issue that remains prevalent in global healthcare. The added complexity created by layering healthcare delivery across many settings of primary and specialty care can you od on seroquel creates gaps in communication where prescribers lack means or availability to actively communicate with pharmacists to identify and resolve potential medication errors.

The sheer increase in volumes of prescription medications that outpaces process efficiencies also challenges the ability of these two stakeholders to communicate directly on a per-patient basis. However, medication reviews focused on patients who take multiple prescriptions, have debilitating long-term conditions or have recently experienced acute decompensation that could make them particularly vulnerable to repeat episodes are an important focus for whom to narrow the degree of communication by default over medication review.14Beyond these suggestions for quality improvement based on current information, the study by Elliott and colleagues highlights the need for additional data to further direct efforts towards efficient means of sustaining reduced can you od on seroquel ADE rates. Missing data are prevalent throughout the field of ADE outcomes, either because medication errors fail to meet the threshold that can you od on seroquel institutions such as the US Food and Drug Administration set for a sentinel event or because such errors go completely unnoticed without being recorded as an episode within the health system. Many nations facing the reality of spending millions on ADEs could more proactively invest in improved reporting systems to precisely capture medication errors data, and which instances lead to minor as opposed to major ADEs, and the systems and clinical factors predicting them.

These investments in better and can you od on seroquel broader data collection and quality improvement programme implementation often frighten away health system directors who fail to recognise the balance between action and reaction. Elliott and colleagues’ expected value of the economic burden of ADE is almost certainly an underestimate. If much of the data on ADEs are missing from the UK system, especially at transitions of care, and other ADEs go under-reported, then the current estimate of £98 million per annum is lower than the true medical and societal cost of this issue, including non-monetary can you od on seroquel clinical disutility. The alternative cost scenario that Elliott and colleagues present in the range of £728 million per annum is perhaps a more realistic figure and one that justifies spending on quality improvement programming to offset hundreds of millions in avoidable costs.Thus, reporting systems that captures a wider range of ADEs, coupled with improved modes of communication between providers and pharmacists, as well as a systematic effort to conduct root cause analysis that assist health systems to identify the nature of ADEs and evaluate potential solutions, are possibly cost-effective investments.15 The value of this information is imperative to inform more elaborate systems of medication management and target points of communication between providers and pharmacists to reconcile potential instances of medication error.16 Putting a learning health system model into place such as this—perhaps facilitated by machine learning—makes it more likely that damaging medication errors become more a part of our can you od on seroquel past history than an issue that the medical literature continues to review.For the past two decades, patient-centredness has served as one of six acknowledged dimensions of healthcare quality.1 Initially, healthcare institutions described patient centredness superficially—clean waiting rooms, hotel-like bed and board, access to innovative medical technology—and measured it with crude satisfaction scales.

The concept of patient-centred care evolved into a model attuned to the patient experience of care, defined by the interactions between patients and providers and the care environment.2 This patient experience model of patient-centred care has deep normative roots around principles of the patient as the locus of control and a demand for individualisation and customisation of care based on the patient rather than clinician.3 Empirically, patient experience is associated with health outcomes when defined and measured in a timely manner as a specific care experience or interaction between a patient and a healthcare provider.4 The importance of honouring the patient experience is now a widely appreciated construct and a common measure of healthcare quality with a deep evidence base.5 The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems Survey and Press Ganey patient satisfaction measures are ubiquitous measures of quality defining patient experiences of care.Moving beyond patient experience measuresThe effort to transform healthcare systems from clinician to patient centred is not complete. Honouring, measuring and ameliorating patients’ experiences of care is necessary but not sufficient and represents only the first stop on the journey to patient-centred care.6 The second stop is one that nests the locus can you od on seroquel of control with patients and caregivers. Patients’ control over healthcare decisions is useful only when transparency exists in all aspects of care. Evidence, costs, processes, outcomes and errors.3 Unfortunately, claims that patients should can you od on seroquel have control and transparent understanding of all aspects of care have largely been ignored due to institutional inertia, lack of financial incentives and the primacy of professionals.

In essence, there are few incentives to change this orientation, and clinicians too often perceive confrontation and frustration rather than partnership.7The can you od on seroquel primacy of physician professionalism stems from professional control over scientific knowledge and nurse professionalism from control over the practice environment, both bolstered by years of training and experience. This professional model held for nearly a century when acute illnesses were the primary reason people sought medical care with the assumption that treatments were focused on cure (return to health) and/or alleviation of symptoms (removal of the disease).8 In contrast, healthcare in the 21st century primarily focuses on managing chronic diseases for which there are few cures. In the context of multiple chronic conditions (multimorbidity), the desired outcomes of healthcare are no longer obvious because can you od on seroquel they extend beyond the goals of curing diseases or prolonging life. Multimorbidity also produces trade-offs among treatments, conditions and possible outcomes.9 For patients with multimorbidity, evidenced-based treatments are often lacking and, when present, there may be conflicts or incongruences across conditions.10 Effective management of chronic conditions requires active, ongoing participation by patients and caregivers outside of healthcare settings.

The intensity of this management can be burdensome, further impacting patient experiences and even outcomes.11 Healthcare professionals now increasingly understand the need to share the burden of treatment decisions with their multimorbid patients.Patient centredness as healthcare that achieves patient prioritiesThe next stop on the journey to can you od on seroquel patient-centred care is the establishment of collaborative partnerships between healthcare professionals and patients.6 Productive partnerships require a medium for shared understanding that does not default to professional expertise and clinical practice guidelines. We have asserted that patient priorities are the necessary medium for focusing collaboration, discussions and healthcare decisions, especially in the context of complex, chronic illnesses.10 We precisely define patient priorities as the combination of the specific and realistic outcomes and activities (health outcome goals) that individuals want based on what matters most to them and the healthcare activities, including medications, self-care, tests and visits that they are willing and able to perform (healthcare preferences) to achieve their outcome goals.12 Evidence and professional judgement still guide which treatments are relevant, but clinicians should partner with their patients to select and adjust care based on a health goal as opposed to individual disease states.13 Pragmatic studies demonstrate that this patient priorities approach can you od on seroquel to care reduces polypharmacy and patient-reported treatment burden while increasing care that aligns with patient goals.14 15 Patients and clinicians describe this process as practical and beneficial.16Measuring goal attainment as a patient-centred care quality measureTo promote and disseminate patient priorities-aligned care, novel quality measures are necessary. These quality metrics would evaluate the process for collaboratively identifying patient goals and care preferences and the degree to which patient goals are attained. In the current issue of BMJ Quality and Safety, Giovannetti et al17 describe the results of an innovative can you od on seroquel study that evaluated the feasibility of two different approaches to developing quality measures of goals-based care.

The study assessed the implementation of these measures into diverse clinical settings and the subsequent interpretability and usefulness of the measures based on the data generated from either approach.As Giovannetti and colleagues describe, the key gap in evaluating goals-based care is the presence of measures for setting and documenting goals as well as tracking goal progress and attainment.17 In routine care, patient goals and care preferences are infrequently and haphazardly written and communicated, often conflicting, and typically focus on end-of-life care or chronic disease biomarkers.18–21 To address these gaps, the authors adapted goal attainment scaling, a reliable and valid approach for measuring goal setting and goal attainment in research studies.22 23 The authors asked patients and clinicians to jointly set a goal and define a set of possible outcomes along a five-point scale. They later discussed and then individually rated the degree of goal can you od on seroquel attainment. The other approach evaluated by Giovannetti and colleagues17 is the use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), which are often used to measure specific domains (eg, mood, functioning, symptoms and so on) can you od on seroquel of health-related quality of life.24–26 In their study, Giovannetti et al17 asked patients and clinicians to jointly set a goal and then select a PROM that best matches that goal. At follow-up, the patient completed the same PROM to assess change over time.

Patients and clinicians were given a dozen PROMs from which to select.The study design and results of the study by Giovannetti et al are both novel can you od on seroquel and provocative. The authors can you od on seroquel found that clinicians were more likely to implement goal attainment scaling, noted to be practical to implement, compared with the PROM approach. Furthermore, clinicians found goal attainment scaling more useful for determining which services and supports to recommend and for helping patients achieve their goals. Contrary to common assumptions, the authors found can you od on seroquel that clinicians and patients set goals collaboratively and focused on patient-centred outcomes rather than disease processes or biomarkers.

These findings suggest that implementation of a goals-based approach in routine care is feasible and demonstrate promise for fostering the shift from disease to patient-centred care.The lack of appeal for the PROM approach is surprising given their broad acceptance as quality measures.27 PROMs are effective tools for measuring particular behaviours, activities or symptoms that are either specific to a disease, such as diabetes,28 or reflect overall health-related quality of life.29 As quality metrics, PROMs provide patient-centred measures that can be applied across a population of patients, such as the Patient Health Questionnaire for measuring depression symptoms. However, patients and clinicians seem to prefer goals-based approaches, such as goal attainment scaling30 and patient priorities care,10 can you od on seroquel because they better reflect the goals of specific individuals within the context of their own lives. We have shown that when older patients set goals that are specific to their individual lives, can you od on seroquel they typically fall into one of four health-related values categories. (1) social and spiritual connections, (2) functioning and independence, (3) life enjoyment and pleasurable activities and (4) balancing quality and quantity of life (managing health).31 32 We have trained clinicians to identify specific and realistic goals based on what matters most to patients by initiating conversations around the four health values categories.12 These conversations can be efficiently incorporated in clinic visits and during telehealth encounters.

In another clinical trial, we demonstrated that a patient goals-based approach can significantly improve scores on a validated depression-specific PROM compared with routine guidelines-based care.33 These findings suggest that individualised approaches to goal attainment can be coupled with PROMs to provide a balanced (individualised goals along with population-level measures) approach to quality measurement of patient-centred care.Financial incentives to promote patient-centred careTo facilitate dissemination of patient priorities aligned care, health can you od on seroquel insurers should support targeted financial incentives to facilitate widespread adoption into routine care. First, time-based reimbursement for clinical encounters with patients is vital. Medicare’s care management billing codes for annual wellness, advanced care planning and chronic care management are also potential options can you od on seroquel. Establishment of novel value-based care management codes that are specific to priorities setting and measuring goal progress and attainment would be key can you od on seroquel drivers of this effort.

Furthermore, these codes should support involvement of a range of health professionals. Training opportunities supported by can you od on seroquel continuing education credits would further promote patient priorities care. Common concerns about quality measures focused on goal attainment include the setting of unrealistic or inappropriate goals, playing the system with easily attained goals and the nuances of patient–caregiver–clinician goal alignment. These are all can you od on seroquel practical challenges to achieving a mature goals-aligned care process.

However, at this early stage of development, Medicare should promote can you od on seroquel all efforts to implement value-based care management codes even if they are used primarily for financial incentives. Any impetus that encourages goal-based conversations and goal setting among patients, caregivers and clinicians will promote the necessary paradigm shift from guidelines-based care to goals-based care even if it tolerates some gaming of incentives. The promise of patient values and goals as the driver of patient-centred care is now two decades in development.1 can you od on seroquel Pragmatic, empirically supported processes for identifying patient goals and preferences during routine care and aligning treatment decisions to achieve these patient priorities are a welcome addition to the literature. Medicare and health insurers must now respond with incentives and quality measures that promote this mature vision of patient-centred care..

Medication errors have been a leading cause of preventable where to buy cheap seroquel Mail order viagra harm for decades. Assiri and colleagues report that the cost where to buy cheap seroquel of medication error worldwide exceeds $42 billion, or approximately 5%–6% of all hospitalisations.1 While this topic has been closely studied since its first appearance in scientific literature in 1953,2 the problems continue to evolve alongside changes to the medication-use system. The medication-use system is a function of many elements. Widespread transitions from paper-based to electronic health records have affected drug ordering and prescribing, documentation, transcribing, dispensing, administering and monitoring in ways that challenge traditional approaches to reducing errors that predate electronic records.3 In addition, the introduction of over 7000 branded small molecules or biologics, generics and biosimilars that overlap numerous therapeutic areas increased dependence on specialty care for people with multiple chronic conditions, and navigating transitions throughout the range of primary to quaternary care have all complicated the ability of health systems to manage individual patient medication needs safely.4 Thus, solutions to address common medication errors 10 or 20 years ago may quickly become outdated in our fast-paced healthcare sector.Medication errors can either be where to buy cheap seroquel intercepted prior to reaching the patient or produce adverse drug events (ADEs) ranging from benign to life-threatening. Concerning prevalence rates of ADEs in hospitalised patients have been reported at 3.22% where to buy cheap seroquel in the UK, 4.78% in Germany and 5.64% in the USA.5 For a country the size of the USA, the US Food and Drug Administration reports that this rate represents over 100 000 ADEs per year.

However, these data relate only to the more severe ADEs. Those resulting in death, a life threatening health state, hospitalisation, disability or birth defect.6 These figures therefore encapsulate pain and suffering as captured in administrative data but do not include the multitude of patients who where to buy cheap seroquel missed one or more days of work or school, developed symptoms necessitating an outpatient or emergency room visit, induced long-term harm, or the attendant health system costs. The data therefore give only part of the overall picture.In contrast, based on a comprehensive analysis of UK data, the study by Elliott and colleagues in this issue attempts to illustrate the true full impact of medication errors and the associated risk of ADEs.7 Of the 237 million medication errors estimated to occur in England each year, 66 million are potentially clinically significant and result in 181 thousand hospital days and 1708 deaths at the cost of £98 million to the National Health Service. However, the aetiology and factors influencing medication errors that lead to these ADEs exceed ‘ubiquitous medicine use’ in the country where to buy cheap seroquel. That is, the where to buy cheap seroquel causes of ADEs are multifaceted.

In this case, comprehensive improvement of the medication-use system should not be overlooked—and its multifaceted nature is likely to require the execution of quality improvement initiatives across many domains.Elliott and colleagues break down medication errors by stage within the medication-use system to highlight the degree to which these issues are multifaceted. It comes as little surprise that across primary care, secondary care and care homes, prescribing, dispensing, administration where to buy cheap seroquel and monitoring errors are prominent. However, the degree to which data are missing is also concerning and therefore may underestimate the prevalence and costs of medication errors. How can any health system, let alone an entire National Health Service devise best practices to reduce medication errors when data where to buy cheap seroquel that present a substantial proportion of variability in ADEs are missing?. ‘No UK data available’ in tables throughout Elliott and colleagues’ paper (ie, no comparable UK data were available for particular settings, such as care homes) is as insightful as the numbers that are displayed since it presents an opportunity to improve quality of care informed by an investment in better data, among other needs.As with any quality improvement initiative, beginning with a framework to reduce ADEs as a result of medication error requires where to buy cheap seroquel an established structure.8 The ‘five rights’ of medication administration offer health systems one potential structure on which to ensure individuals receive the right treatment to maximise clinical benefit and minimise harm.

The right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route and the right time.9 Building from these principles, it becomes apparent that methods and technologies for interdiction of medication error and preventable ADEs are still being refined along with variability in execution. Relatively simple solutions such as clear prescription labelling and safe packaging, multiple prescriber and pharmacy tracking to capture drug interaction risk, along with information sharing and advances in drug therapy stewardship, are examples of processes around which to build a quality improvement programme from the five rights structure that where to buy cheap seroquel may achieve reduced rates of ADEs.4 Further targeting of these improvements within health system components where medication errors are most common, such as ambulatory and primary care settings and transitions of care, would represent efficient use of healthcare resources to reduce ADEs.1By addressing issues in primary care and outpatient settings, the healthcare sector would also minimise the number of ADEs that result in more expensive secondary, tertiary and quaternary care, thereby increasing the probability of additional drug–drug interactions or other risks of medication errors. Further to this are settings and spaces where prescription practices are engaged, fulfilled and monitored. Providers and pharmacists rarely coexist in the same clinical settings in primary, outpatient and ambulatory care as they do in tertiary and quaternary care where the medical community has already recognised the importance of including pharmacists in patient rounds to review and reconcile medication errors.10 Past studies have noted that when the pharmacist is part of a clinical team to address patient needs within complex medication strategies, reductions in ADEs can be achieved throughout various healthcare settings.11–13 While the physically aligned presence of providers and pharmacists may not be as straightforward to facilitate in primary and outpatient care, increased telecommunication throughout the medication use process, including computer order entry and medication reconciliation, could resolve issues that may otherwise lead to medication errors and subsequent ADEs.As the research of Elliott et al7 and other findings where to buy cheap seroquel highlight, ADEs are a costly, harmful issue that remains prevalent in global healthcare. The added complexity created by layering healthcare delivery across many settings of primary and specialty where to buy cheap seroquel care creates gaps in communication where prescribers lack means or availability to actively communicate with pharmacists to identify and resolve potential medication errors.

The sheer increase in volumes of prescription medications that outpaces process efficiencies also challenges the ability of these two stakeholders to communicate directly on a per-patient basis. However, medication reviews focused on patients who take multiple prescriptions, have debilitating long-term conditions or have recently experienced acute decompensation that could make them particularly vulnerable to repeat episodes are an important focus for whom to narrow the degree of communication by default over medication review.14Beyond these suggestions for quality improvement based on current information, the study by Elliott and where to buy cheap seroquel colleagues highlights the need for additional data to further direct efforts towards efficient means of sustaining reduced ADE rates. Missing data are prevalent throughout the field of where to buy cheap seroquel ADE outcomes, either because medication errors fail to meet the threshold that institutions such as the US Food and Drug Administration set for a sentinel event or because such errors go completely unnoticed without being recorded as an episode within the health system. Many nations facing the reality of spending millions on ADEs could more proactively invest in improved reporting systems to precisely capture medication errors data, and which instances lead to minor as opposed to major ADEs, and the systems and clinical factors predicting them. These investments in better and broader data collection and quality improvement programme implementation often frighten away health system where to buy cheap seroquel directors who fail to recognise the balance between action and reaction.

Elliott and colleagues’ expected value of the economic burden of ADE is almost certainly an underestimate. If much of the data on ADEs are missing from the UK system, especially at transitions of care, and other ADEs where to buy cheap seroquel go under-reported, then the current estimate of £98 million per annum is lower than the true medical and societal cost of this issue, including non-monetary clinical disutility. The alternative cost scenario that Elliott and colleagues present in the range of £728 million per annum is perhaps where to buy cheap seroquel a more realistic figure and one that justifies spending on quality improvement programming to offset hundreds of millions in avoidable costs.Thus, reporting systems that captures a wider range of ADEs, coupled with improved modes of communication between providers and pharmacists, as well as a systematic effort to conduct root cause analysis that assist health systems to identify the nature of ADEs and evaluate potential solutions, are possibly cost-effective investments.15 The value of this information is imperative to inform more elaborate systems of medication management and target points of communication between providers and pharmacists to reconcile potential instances of medication error.16 Putting a learning health system model into place such as this—perhaps facilitated by machine learning—makes it more likely that damaging medication errors become more a part of our past history than an issue that the medical literature continues to review.For the past two decades, patient-centredness has served as one of six acknowledged dimensions of healthcare quality.1 Initially, healthcare institutions described patient centredness superficially—clean waiting rooms, hotel-like bed and board, access to innovative medical technology—and measured it with crude satisfaction scales. The concept of patient-centred care evolved into a model attuned to the patient experience of care, defined by the interactions between patients and providers and the care environment.2 This patient experience model of patient-centred care has deep normative roots around principles of the patient as the locus of control and a demand for individualisation and customisation of care based on the patient rather than clinician.3 Empirically, patient experience is associated with health outcomes when defined and measured in a timely manner as a specific care experience or interaction between a patient and a healthcare provider.4 The importance of honouring the patient experience is now a widely appreciated construct and a common measure of healthcare quality with a deep evidence base.5 The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems Survey and Press Ganey patient satisfaction measures are ubiquitous measures of quality defining patient experiences of care.Moving beyond patient experience measuresThe effort to transform healthcare systems from clinician to patient centred is not complete. Honouring, measuring and ameliorating patients’ experiences of care where to buy cheap seroquel is necessary but not sufficient and represents only the first stop on the journey to patient-centred care.6 The second stop is one that nests the locus of control with patients and caregivers.

Patients’ control over healthcare decisions is useful only when transparency exists in all aspects of care. Evidence, costs, processes, outcomes and errors.3 Unfortunately, claims that patients should have control where to buy cheap seroquel and transparent understanding of all aspects of care have largely been ignored due to institutional inertia, lack of financial incentives and the primacy of professionals. In essence, there are few incentives to change this orientation, and clinicians too often perceive confrontation and frustration rather than partnership.7The primacy of physician professionalism stems from professional control over scientific knowledge and nurse professionalism from control over the practice where to buy cheap seroquel environment, both bolstered by years of training and experience. This professional model held for nearly a century when acute illnesses were the primary reason people sought medical care with the assumption that treatments were focused on cure (return to health) and/or alleviation of symptoms (removal of the disease).8 In contrast, healthcare in the 21st century primarily focuses on managing chronic diseases for which there are few cures. In the context of multiple chronic conditions (multimorbidity), the desired outcomes of healthcare are no longer obvious because they extend beyond the goals of where to buy cheap seroquel curing diseases or prolonging life.

Multimorbidity also produces trade-offs among treatments, conditions and possible outcomes.9 For patients with multimorbidity, evidenced-based treatments are often lacking and, when present, there may be conflicts or incongruences across conditions.10 Effective management of chronic conditions requires active, ongoing participation by patients and caregivers outside of healthcare settings. The intensity of this management can be burdensome, further impacting patient experiences and even outcomes.11 Healthcare professionals now increasingly understand the need to share the burden of treatment decisions with their multimorbid patients.Patient centredness as healthcare that achieves patient prioritiesThe next stop on the journey to patient-centred care is the establishment of collaborative partnerships between healthcare professionals and patients.6 Productive partnerships require a medium for shared understanding that does not default to where to buy cheap seroquel professional expertise and clinical practice guidelines. We have asserted that patient priorities are the necessary medium for focusing collaboration, discussions and healthcare decisions, especially in the context of complex, chronic illnesses.10 We precisely define patient priorities as the combination of the specific and realistic outcomes and activities (health outcome goals) that individuals want based on what matters most to them and the healthcare activities, including medications, self-care, tests and visits that they are willing and able to perform (healthcare preferences) to achieve their outcome goals.12 Evidence and professional judgement still guide which treatments are relevant, but clinicians should partner with their patients to select and adjust care based on a health goal as opposed to individual disease states.13 Pragmatic studies demonstrate that this patient priorities approach to care reduces polypharmacy and patient-reported treatment burden while increasing care that aligns with patient goals.14 15 Patients and clinicians describe this process as practical and beneficial.16Measuring goal where to buy cheap seroquel attainment as a patient-centred care quality measureTo promote and disseminate patient priorities-aligned care, novel quality measures are necessary. These quality metrics would evaluate the process for collaboratively identifying patient goals and care preferences and the degree to which patient goals are attained. In the current issue of BMJ Quality and Safety, Giovannetti et al17 describe the results of an innovative study that evaluated the feasibility of two different approaches to developing quality measures of goals-based where to buy cheap seroquel care.

The study assessed the implementation of these measures into diverse clinical settings and the subsequent interpretability and usefulness of the measures based on the data generated from either approach.As Giovannetti and colleagues describe, the key gap in evaluating goals-based care is the presence of measures for setting and documenting goals as well as tracking goal progress and attainment.17 In routine care, patient goals and care preferences are infrequently and haphazardly written and communicated, often conflicting, and typically focus on end-of-life care or chronic disease biomarkers.18–21 To address these gaps, the authors adapted goal attainment scaling, a reliable and valid approach for measuring goal setting and goal attainment in research studies.22 23 The authors asked patients and clinicians to jointly set a goal and define a set of possible outcomes along a five-point scale. They later discussed and then individually rated the where to buy cheap seroquel degree of goal attainment. The other approach evaluated by Giovannetti and colleagues17 is the use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), which are often used to measure specific domains (eg, mood, functioning, symptoms where to buy cheap seroquel and so on) of health-related quality of life.24–26 In their study, Giovannetti et al17 asked patients and clinicians to jointly set a goal and then select a PROM that best matches that goal. At follow-up, the patient completed the same PROM to assess change over time. Patients and clinicians were given a dozen PROMs from which to select.The study design and results of the study by Giovannetti et al are where to buy cheap seroquel both novel and provocative.

The authors found that clinicians were more likely to implement goal attainment scaling, noted to be practical to where to buy cheap seroquel implement, compared with the PROM approach. Furthermore, clinicians found goal attainment scaling more useful for determining which services and supports to recommend and for helping patients achieve their goals. Contrary to common assumptions, the authors found that clinicians and patients set goals collaboratively and where to buy cheap seroquel focused on patient-centred outcomes rather than disease processes or biomarkers. These findings suggest that implementation of a goals-based approach in routine care is feasible and demonstrate promise for fostering the shift from disease to patient-centred care.The lack of appeal for the PROM approach is surprising given their broad acceptance as quality measures.27 PROMs are effective tools for measuring particular behaviours, activities or symptoms that are either specific to a disease, such as diabetes,28 or reflect overall health-related quality of life.29 As quality metrics, PROMs provide patient-centred measures that can be applied across a population of patients, such as the Patient Health Questionnaire for measuring depression symptoms. However, patients and clinicians where to buy cheap seroquel seem to prefer goals-based approaches, such as goal attainment scaling30 and patient priorities care,10 because they better reflect the goals of specific individuals within the context of their own lives.

We have shown that when older patients set where to buy cheap seroquel goals that are specific to their individual lives, they typically fall into one of four health-related values categories. (1) social and spiritual connections, (2) functioning and independence, (3) life enjoyment and pleasurable activities and (4) balancing quality and quantity of life (managing health).31 32 We have trained clinicians to identify specific and realistic goals based on what matters most to patients by initiating conversations around the four health values categories.12 These conversations can be efficiently incorporated in clinic visits and during telehealth encounters. In another clinical trial, we demonstrated that where to buy cheap seroquel a patient goals-based approach can significantly improve scores on a validated depression-specific PROM compared with routine guidelines-based care.33 These findings suggest that individualised approaches to goal attainment can be coupled with PROMs to provide a balanced (individualised goals along with population-level measures) approach to quality measurement of patient-centred care.Financial incentives to promote patient-centred careTo facilitate dissemination of patient priorities aligned care, health insurers should support targeted financial incentives to facilitate widespread adoption into routine care. First, time-based reimbursement for clinical encounters with patients is vital. Medicare’s care management billing codes for where to buy cheap seroquel annual wellness, advanced care planning and chronic care management are also potential options.

Establishment of novel value-based care management codes where to buy cheap seroquel that are specific to priorities setting and measuring goal progress and attainment would be key drivers of this effort. Furthermore, these codes should support involvement of a range of health professionals. Training opportunities supported by continuing where to buy cheap seroquel education credits would further promote patient priorities care. Common concerns about quality measures focused on goal attainment include the setting of unrealistic or inappropriate goals, playing the system with easily attained goals and the nuances of patient–caregiver–clinician goal alignment. These are where to buy cheap seroquel all practical challenges to achieving a mature goals-aligned care process.

However, at this early stage of development, Medicare should promote all efforts to implement value-based care where to buy cheap seroquel management codes even if they are used primarily for financial incentives. Any impetus that encourages goal-based conversations and goal setting among patients, caregivers and clinicians will promote the necessary paradigm shift from guidelines-based care to goals-based care even if it tolerates some gaming of incentives. The promise of patient where to buy cheap seroquel values and goals as the driver of patient-centred care is now two decades in development.1 Pragmatic, empirically supported processes for identifying patient goals and preferences during routine care and aligning treatment decisions to achieve these patient priorities are a welcome addition to the literature. Medicare and health insurers must now respond with incentives and quality measures that promote this mature vision of patient-centred care..

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