February 3, 2022
  • The CMS proposed a 7.98 percent increase to Medicare Advantage (MA) payment next year, nearly double the pay increase that plans saw in 2022. CMS also said MA groups could be judged in the future on their value-based care arrangements with providers, and asked for help on ways to grade MA plans who care for more “socioeconomically disadvantaged, disabled or more complex” patients by creating a “health equity index.” (Press release here; Fact sheet here; Articles here and here)