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Monthly Archives: March 2022

MedPAC Demonstrates Medicare Advantage Overpayment and Inadequate Quality Metrics

This week, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) delivered its annual report to Congress that examines Medicare’s payment policies, including Medicare Advantage (MA). In this year’s report, MedPAC reiterated its position that Medicare pays more for MA enrollees than it does for similar beneficiaries enrolled in traditional Medicare and added […]

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Drug Prices Already Rising in 2022  

A new analysis from the AARP Public Policy Institute finds drug companies have increased prices for many brand name Part D drugs in 2022, contributing to affordability challenges for people with Medicare. According to the report, 75 of the 100 brand name drugs with the highest Medicare Part D spending […]

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CMS Announces Changes to Innovation Center Models

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced changes to its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model portfolio that are intended to advance the agency’s goal “of creating a health system that achieves equitable outcomes through high quality, affordable, person-centered care.” The updates include transitioning the current Global and […]

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Newsletter Issue 26

Medicare Rights Advocacy Medicare Rights urges New York to expand Medicare Savings Program eligibility  Medicare Rights, in coalition with Medicaid Matters New York, New York Legal Assistance Group, StateWide Senior Action Council, and others, advocates for the inclusion of S8228/A9245 in one-house budget bills and the final 2022-2023 New York State Budget. […]

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