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Last Friday CMS’s Medicare Learning Network released some details on how the sequester will impact Medicare fee-for-service. By extension we see some implications for what it means to Medicare Advantage (MA). The CMS notice offered the following: Read more
Click here to review GHG’s comments in response to the Advance Rate Notice, submitted to CMS on March 1, 2013.
The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Medicare yesterday and received testimony by CMS Medicare chief Jon Blum. Almost a week after the shocking 45-day Notice for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D was released, Blum offered little in the way of good news on the 2014 rates.
I hope you enjoyed the State of the Union (SOTU) address as much as I did — it’s the Super Bowl of policy geeks. I saw it as an effective rallying tool around a number of the President’s goals that will deeply challenge the GOP opposition, like an increase in the minimum wage and immigration reform. But it was the utter lack of any new ideas for Medicare that struck me — and definitely no olive branch to House Budget Committee Chairman US Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on premium support. So where now for Medicare?
A recent article in CMS’s journal, Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, reinforces our concerns about the prospects for small Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). It appears that size does matter for these provider systems, and that small ACOs are extremely vulnerable to flaws in CMS’s gainsharing methodology.