Medicare Advantage Demo to Use Financial Incentives to Boost Quality
"For 2011, the vast majority of Medicare beneficiaries who wish to enroll in the Medicare Advantage program will continue to see a wide array of plan choices with stable premiums and benefit levels," said Jonathan Blum, CMS deputy administrator, and director for the Center for Medicare. "The demonstration and proposed rules CMS has announced today continue our commitment to make the program stronger than ever before for our beneficiaries."
More information on this year's current and previous ratings scores is available on a master table at the Federal Register. A link to the proposed rulemaking changes for Medicare drug and health plans cost sharing and bid process can be found here.
The proposed rule has a 60-day public comment period, which closes on Jan. 10. The final rule will be published in early spring 2011.
John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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