How best practices in Medicare Advantage can modernize Medicare

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its 4th Annual Health Care Summit, “Optimizing the Next Generation of Health Care,” to discuss various ways to improve the U.S. health care system. I was honored to participate in a panel discussion on best practices in Medicare Advantage (MA), along with Kevin Cammarata, Executive Director, Benefits, Verizon; Dr. Gary Puckrein, President and CEO, National Minority Quality Forum; and Chester Speed, Vice President, Public Policy, American Medical Group Association.

PFM hosts briefing on policy changes to Medicare Advantage

The Medicare Advantage (MA) program has received a lot of attention over the past six weeks. Every year between late February and early April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) release a preliminary and final notice of MA payment rates, which impact both plans and patients. This “rate notice period” stimulates significant debate around policy changes to the program.  

PFM Comment on The Washington Post Wonkblog Article "Three ways Obama wants to cut Medicare"

The Partnership for the Future of Medicare (PFM) supports the President’s assertion in the State of the Union address that we must change the way government pays for Medicare to reward for quality vs. quantity of care.   This powerful objective for evolving the program can help remove existing barriers that limit providers’ ability to innovate, coordinate across care settings and implement best practices.

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