Advocacy Letter
February 18, 2015

BMA Letter to CMS Administrator Tavenner – Advance Rate Notice 2015

An excerpt of our letter is below:

We are writing today because we believe the Medicare Advantage program is a leader in achieving the goals set by the Secretary of value-based payment systems that increase care coordination, improve population health and promote patient engagement. Medicare Advantage provides comprehensive health care coverage to more than 17 million Medicare beneficiaries. The Medicare Advantage program’s focus is on prevention, coordinated care, better management of chronic conditions, and new provider payment models that reward value over volume. As a result of these innovations, Medicare Advantage is enhancing seniors’ health and well-being, while driving systemic improvements in care delivery.

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