CMS Finalizes Chronically Ill Benefits, DSNP Integration, and Telehealth policies for MA
As it relates to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans offering supplemental benefits, CMS made two key changes in the final Call Letter. The first was to include a larger rate increase to MA plans than originally proposed – now 2.53%, an increase of nearly 1%. This “modest” increase, as it ...
CMS Talks Hospice Carve-In
Two policy goals were identified to test through the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model: Improve quality and access by increasing appropriate and timely access to care along with promoting better care coordination for people who choose MA and elect hospice benefits Enable innovation by fostering ...
LeadingAge Offers Provider View on CMS Proposed 2020 MA Plan Policies and Rates
LeadingAge also asked CMS to provide more detail on the types of benefits a MA plan may offer under the new Special Supplemental Benefits for Chronically Ill policy and clarification on how these customized, person-centered benefits will be authorized. Additional comments were offered recommending ways for CMS to reduce ...
CMS Proposes 2020 MA Plan Rates and New Supplemental Benefits
LeadingAge is reading through the details of the Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter now and will provide a more detailed summary in the coming days. For now, here are a few highlights of what we know so far: Plans will not be getting as big of a rate increase in 2020. Capitated payments to MA plans will ...
What Have We Done for You Lately? – January 2019
Here’s an overview of our work for you in January 2019.