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As the leading advocacy coalition supporting Medicare Advantage, BMA shares news and information about the latest evidence-based research and innovative care in Medicare.

Allyson Y. Schwartz, President & CEO, Better Medicare Alliance

In April, S.870, the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 was introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Allyson Y. Schwartz, President & CEO, Better Medicare Alliance

Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Final Rate Notice and Call Letter.

Allyson Y. Schwartz, President & CEO, Better Medicare Alliance

In the recent 2018 Final Rate Notice and Call Letter, the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma made a bold request to the community of Medicare Advantage

Raven Garris, Community Manager, Better Medicare Alliance

Since its inception in 2014, Florida Senior Day has successfully convened seniors, caregivers, and stakeholders to celebrate and advocate for more than 5.2 million Florida seniors.

Jeffrey Kang, President, ChenMed

Medicare is often seen as the old gray mare of health insurance — outdated and slow-moving. Yet a part of it, Medicare Advantage, could play a key role in health care’s future, especially as Republicans, who traditionally have been more supportive of the program, look for their own ways to transform health care and move it further in the direction of value-based care. Medicare Advantage could certainly be expanded based on this solid foundation. But if it is to take a more central role in health reform, Congress and the Trump administration should not just accept it as is. Three key improvements would be needed.

Amanda Hurley, BMA Senior Policy Associate

It has been reported that lifting the Medicare Advantage (MA) benchmark cap is a priority for Congress in the upcoming lame duck session.

Lynnzy McIntosh, Executive Director, Consortium for Older Adult Wellness

These are words that strike terror in our hearts- “she’s had a fall”.  Falling is not a part of normal aging.  And yet, one in three people over the age of 65 report a fall.

David Introcaso, Ph.D., Senior Director - Regulatory & Public Policy, American Medical Group Assoc.

Beyond the Affordable Care Act and related regulatory reforms, pending implementation of MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) will influence or influence further physicians and