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Proposed Cuts to Medicare Advantage Would Affect Seniors with Chronic Kidney Disease

In advance of the 2016 Final Rate Notice for the Medicare Advantage program, a new Oliver Wyman report finds recent proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage would significantly reduce plans’ resources to identify, prevent and treat seniors with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD affects 15 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries and under the current proposal, payments for patient care would drop by 23 percent. “It is critical CMS keep in place policies to prevent, monitor and appropriately treat CKD before it progresses and becomes life threatening to beneficiaries and more costly,” the report’s authors write.