Kent Thiry on Creating Reimbursement Stability in Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage has the potential to be the most powerful part of the solution for American healthcare, but the government needs to create reimbursement stability in order for that to happen, said Kent Thiry, chief executive officer of DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc.
Published Online: April 06, 2015


Medicare Advantage (MA) has the potential to be the most powerful part of the solution for American healthcare, but the government needs to create reimbursement stability in order for that to happen, Kent Thiry, chief executive officer of DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc, said at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ National Health Policy Conference in Washington, DC, March 11-12.
 
Studies have shown that when MA becomes a large part of providers’ business, they change how they do all business, which shows how the MA program can be a strategic asset for the country. However, it needs to be nurtured, he said.
 
“We need reimbursement stability and certainty in order to unleash the forces of innovation,” Mr Thiry said.
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