CMS's Proposed Cut for Managed Care Leads to Flurry of Comments on Both Sides

With 2015 Medicare Advantage payment rates and policy changes pending, some lawmakers and associations are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stick to the cut it proposed while others are calling for rates not to drop.

With 2015 Medicare Advantage payment rates and policy changes pending, some lawmakers and associations are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stick to the cut it proposed while others are calling for rates not to drop.

Among those lobbying against the cuts were two physician groups that argued that a rate cut would hurt enrollees and the beneficial aspects of the program itself.

One of the groups, the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG), said that cuts to the MA program negatively affect beneficiaries and physicians.

Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/1pZxuIU

Source: Bloomberg BNA