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Experts, Industry Unclear On Executive Order’s Costs, Potential Savings

By Michelle M. Stein
October 9, 2019 at 11:17 AM
Lobbyists and stakeholders – including providers paid less by Medicare Advantage than fee-for-service Medicare -- are watching closely to see how the Trump administration intends to base Medicare fee-for-service rates on Medicare Advantage-negotiated rates and many say the recent executive order raises lots of unanswered questions, including whether the order would apply when MA pay rates are higher than fee-for-service rates. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday (Oct. 3) that directs HHS to move towards using market-driven...


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