CMS Considers COVID-19 Vaccination Rate As Plan Performance Measure

By Ariel Cohen / October 30, 2020 at 7:18 PM
CMS is asking for feedback on a proposal to add coronavirus vaccination rates to performance measures that determine whether Medicare Advantage and Part D plans receive bonuses because the agency believes health plans will play a crucial role in encouraging seniors to get the vaccine. Influenza vaccination rates already are a performance measure in the star-rating system, and CMS is considering adding coronavirus vaccine rates, which would create an incentive for insurers to encourage seniors to get vaccinated and allow...

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