Beneficiary Advocates Concerned Medicare Handbook Distorts Program In Favor Of MA

By Michelle M. Stein / May 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Medicare beneficiary advocates allege CMS' draft “Medicare & You” handbook for 2019 distorts the facts surrounding traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage by suggesting MA is the cheaper option, describing MA prior authorization as a “right,” and failing to note traditional Medicare's broader provider network. David Lipschutz, senior policy attorney with the Center for Medicare Advocacy, says it appears the agency is trying to present MA in the most favorable light, often to the detriment of traditional Medicare. Center for Medicare...

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