CMS Seeks to Update Payments, Policies for Medicare Health and Drug Plans

CMS has released proposed changes for the Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Programs that help build a better, smarter healthcare system and move the Medicare program toward paying providers based on quality of care.

CMS has released proposed changes for the coming year for the Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Programs that will advance HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell’s vision of building a better, smarter healthcare system and moving the Medicare program, and the healthcare system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality, rather than the quantity of care they give patients.

“The proposed rates will enhance the stability of Medicare Advantage program and minimize disruption to seniors and care providers," said Andy Slavitt, CMS principal deputy administrator. "The policies in the Notice and Call Letter will continue the movement to reward providers of high quality, consumer-friendly care for the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs."

Read more at CMS' website: http://go.cms.gov/1ERenJH