From Medicare Advantage News - As the amount of time left before CMS issues its final 2015 Medicare Advantage and Part D payment notice and Call Letter dropped to less than a month, opponents of the cuts in the preliminary notice stepped up their efforts to seek big changes. And they got support from a bipartisan group of 40 senators as well as from a new study commissioned by the health insurance industry of the impact of the proposed cuts. Read more
From Medicare Advantage News - Medicare Advantage plan enrollment grew by a whopping 546,495 in the CMS February figures released Feb. 19 versus the January membership, surpassing financial-analyst expectations and bringing MA’s penetration rate to more than 30%. Moreover, a big chunk of the growth in the February monthly data, which have come to be regarded as the most important of the year because they reflect the full results of the Annual Election Period (AEP),… Read more
From Medicare Advantage News - A furor that grew out of moves by UnitedHealthcare to oust large numbers of physicians from its Medicare Advantage networks has resulted within the past month in a Senate committee hearing on so-called “narrow networks” and in calls by both consumer and provider groups to regulate the ability of MA plans to have them. Read more
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