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Better Medicare Alliance Pre Rate Notice Letter to CMS
Letter

Better Medicare Alliance Pre Rate Notice Letter to CMS

Dear Acting Administrator Conway:

 As you prepare to release the CY2018 Medicare Advantage Notice and Call Letter, we write to underscore our support for Medicare Advantage and urge you to propose policies that maintain stability and support a strong Medicare Advantage option for beneficiaries.

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Better Medicare Alliance Letter to CMS on Benchmark Cap
Letter

Better Medicare Alliance Letter to CMS on Benchmark Cap

Dear Patrick Conway:

As Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) allies that are strong advocates for the use of quality incentives to enable enhance benefits for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, we are writing to advocate for the removal of the Medicare Advantage benchmark cap.

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Letter
Better Medicare Alliance Letter to HHS on 2017 Priorities
Letter

Better Medicare Alliance Letter to HHS on 2017 Priorities

Dear Representative Tom Price and Seema Verma:

We are writing to introduce Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) and highlight the advocacy work we do to support and strengthen Medicare Advantage on behalf our alliance. Medicare Advantage is leading the way in modernizing Medicare and we are eager to build on its achievements. We look forward to working with you and the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as Congress, to strengthen Medicare Advantage and prevent disruption in the program that 1 in 3 beneficiaries depend on for their Medicare.

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Issue Paper
ISSUE PAPER: Caring for ESRD Beneficiaries in Medicare & Medicare Advantage
Issue Paper

ISSUE PAPER: Caring for ESRD Beneficiaries in Medicare & Medicare Advantage

This paper analyzes the potential impacts of expanding the choice of Medicare Advantage to all End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) beneficiaries in Medicare. It concludes that the benefits of Medicare Advantage would only be fully realized for these beneficiaries if the Medicare Advantage ESRD payment system is accurate, which is currently not the case. The analysis includes background information on kidney failure and its treatments, including dialysis, as well as a summary of Medicare ESRD payment policies. Finally, the paper includes recommendations on how to improve ESRD care in Medicare. Recommendations include the expansion of more ESRD beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage to ensure high...

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Letter
Better Medicare Alliance Pre Rate Notice Letter to CMS
Letter

Better Medicare Alliance Pre Rate Notice Letter to CMS

Dear Acting Administrator Conway:

 As you prepare to release the CY2018 Medicare Advantage Notice and Call Letter, we write to underscore our support for Medicare Advantage and urge you to propose policies that maintain stability and support a strong Medicare Advantage option for beneficiaries.

Click here to read the letter.

Read More
Letter
Better Medicare Alliance Letter to CMS on Benchmark Cap
Letter

Better Medicare Alliance Letter to CMS on Benchmark Cap

Dear Patrick Conway:

As Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) allies that are strong advocates for the use of quality incentives to enable enhance benefits for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, we are writing to advocate for the removal of the Medicare Advantage benchmark cap.

Click here to read the letter.  

Read More
Letter
Better Medicare Alliance Letter to HHS on 2017 Priorities
Letter

Better Medicare Alliance Letter to HHS on 2017 Priorities

Dear Representative Tom Price and Seema Verma:

We are writing to introduce Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) and highlight the advocacy work we do to support and strengthen Medicare Advantage on behalf our alliance. Medicare Advantage is leading the way in modernizing Medicare and we are eager to build on its achievements. We look forward to working with you and the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as Congress, to strengthen Medicare Advantage and prevent disruption in the program that 1 in 3 beneficiaries depend on for their Medicare.

Read More
Issue Paper
ISSUE PAPER: Caring for ESRD Beneficiaries in Medicare & Medicare Advantage
Issue Paper

ISSUE PAPER: Caring for ESRD Beneficiaries in Medicare & Medicare Advantage

This paper analyzes the potential impacts of expanding the choice of Medicare Advantage to all End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) beneficiaries in Medicare. It concludes that the benefits of Medicare Advantage would only be fully realized for these beneficiaries if the Medicare Advantage ESRD payment system is accurate, which is currently not the case. The analysis includes background information on kidney failure and its treatments, including dialysis, as well as a summary of Medicare ESRD payment policies. Finally, the paper includes recommendations on how to improve ESRD care in Medicare. Recommendations include the expansion of more ESRD beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage to ensure high...

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