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In response to the 2016 Advance Rate Notice for the Medicare Advantage Program recently issued by the CMS, the Better Medicare Alliance submitted comments urging the agency to maintain payment levels for 2016.
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal that would reduce reimbursements to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans by about 1 percent. While that may not seem like a big change, it is on top of more than 10 percent in reductions to the program the previous two years – and 14 percent since 2010.
Check out what lawmakers, providers, plans, advocates and employers are saying about the value of Medicare Advantage.
I recently had the privilege of representing the Latino Coalition and the Better Medicare Alliance at a Medicare Advantage briefing sponsored by the Healthcare Leadership Council.
A lot has been written lately about the return of the house call. Innovative health plans, entrepreneurs and forward-thinking health systems are recognizing that house calls are a compelling example of how we can build a more integrated and technology-enabled health system that treats patients at the right time in the optimal setting.
Medicare Advantage beneficiaries are on average paying more for less as a result of federal payment rate cuts implemented each plan year from 2012-2015.
The scourge of diabetes is well known to all of us in the health care community, especially among those of us who work with minority populations.