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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.

Better Medicare Alliance

new infographic from the Better Medicare Alliance highlights the impact of deep federal rate cuts implemented each year from 2012-2015, which have resulted in benefit reduction, higher costs, and lost choices for millions of seniors nationwide. 

Better Medicare Alliance

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. 

Joe Trauger, National Association of Manufacturers and Katie Mahoney, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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. 

Better Medicare Alliance

Check out what lawmakers, providers, plans, advocates and employers are saying about the value of Medicare Advantage. 

Allen Gutierrez, Executive Director, The Latino Coalition

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.

Krista Drobac, Interim Executive Director, Better Medicare Alliance

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.

Better Medicare Alliance

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.

Dr. Gary Puckrein, President & CEO, National Minority Quality Forum

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.