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ICYMI: Hospitals Oppose Proposed New Medicare Advantage Cuts March 6, 2015

In response to the 2016 Advance Rate Notice for the Medicare Advantage Program, the American Hospital Association wrote CMS last week, urging the agency to protect and avoid further cuts to the program. A couple…

WTAS: The Value of Medicare Advantage February 27, 2015

“These plans are particularly important for low-income beneficiaries who are financially vulnerable, as well as rural and minority populations who are seeing fewer plan choices.” U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, press release – February 20, 2015…

ICYMI: Bipartisan Majority of Senators Urge CMS to Maintain Medicare Advantage Payment Levels February 23, 2015

With preliminary Medicare Advantage rates coming out tomorrow, more concerns are being raised about the possibility of new cuts to Medicare Advantage. A bipartisan majority of U.S. Senators, led by Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and…

ICYMI: Employers Urge CMS to Protect Medicare Advantage February 23, 2015

With preliminary 2016 Medicare Advantage rates coming out today, we wanted to be sure you knew that thirty-five leading national and state employer organizations this week wrote CMS urging it to protect Medicare Advantage. Highlights…

Latino Coalition Participates in Medicare Advantage Hill Briefing February 19, 2015

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. The event was well-attended by over 50 congressional staff…

Lessons From Medicare Advantage on Effective Treatment of Diabetes February 18, 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. Approximately, one-quarter of the Medicare population has Type 2…

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