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There were several significant changes released in the 2016 Medicare Advantage & Part D Medicare Marketing Guidelines (MMGs), all of which communicate the same consistent message from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the focus is on the beneficiary.
Today, most employees and employers in all organizations struggle to do more with less…not just health plans.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sail. -William A. Ward
Per the announcement by CMS on Tuesday, the proposed Medicaid rule would require plans to implement an 85% medical loss ratio (MLR). Implementing an MLR for Medicaid would bring the programs in line with the private health insurance market and Medicare Advantage. However, as mentioned by GHG’s Sunmi Janicek, it would not be without challenges. The compliance costs for Medicaid plans with the increase in diligence needed in identifying & documenting costs incurrent to improve quality could be high. Additionally, the CMS proposed rule would impose new standards for beneficiary access and availability to the MCOs provider network.
The much anticipated Medicaid regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been released, which aims at helping align regulations for managed care plans, creating a dynamic shift in how the Medicaid business will be handled moving forward.
Some important points came out of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) Spring Conference & Webcast; the presentations and videos of the event can be found here in CMS’ Event Archives. If you did not have a chance to attend or watch it live, please watch the videos for important changes pertaining to many aspects of the MA-PD program. Speakers addressed Part C and Part D call letter updates, policy and technical changes, Quality Improvement Project (QIP) and Chronic Care Improvement Program (CCIP) lessons learned and best practices, the new network management module, enrollment updates, and fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA).