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MedPAC: New MA Benchmarks Could Share Savings With Government

By Maya Goldman / March 5, 2021 at 4:52 PM
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission generally supported a draft recommendation to reform Medicare Advantage benchmarks, as staff stood by their conviction that the current system pushed up MA costs compared to fee-for-service Medicare. The commissioners want plans to share MA’s cost-efficiencies with the federal government, though some worried staff may be overly focused on MA’s flaws. After previous discussions on MA costs, America’s Health Insurance Plans and pro-MA group Better Medicare Alliance took issue with a slide from MedPAC’s September...


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