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CMS seeks increased transparency for MA plans 

January 29, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has released a request for information (RFI) to solicit feedback from the public on how best to enhance Medicare Advantage data capabilities and increase public transparency.  The agency says transparency is especially important now that MA plans have grown to more than 50% of Medicare enrollment, and the government is expected to pay these plans more than $7 trillion over the next decade.  “Americans with Medicare who have managed care plans called Medicare...

CMS, Medicare Advantage, Request for information, transparency

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On the Editor's Desk

Are you beside yourself, too?

March 30, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I heard from a reader in the wake of CMS releasing the new payment amounts for the Round 2 re-compete. The reader wondered if there was a Freedom of Information Act request that someone (anyone!) could file to find out who submitted low bids, whether or not they accepted them, and if they did, were they able to successfully serve patients at those amounts. The reader wrote: “I'm beside myself with the belief that other providers have bid even lower than the first time in Round 2. I cannot imagine...

Competitive Bidding, transparency

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