MA plan payments, practices face increased scrutiny

Wechsler, Jill
February 2008
Managed Healthcare Executive;Feb2008, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p13
Trade Publication
The article focuses on Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that escaped from endangered payment cuts in the U.S. Legislation enacted in late December 2007 delayed a planned reduction in Medicare payments to physicians. The unreasonable growth in Medicare outlays fuels efforts to inspect MA plan payments. Kerry Weems, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator, states that CMS will always monitor plan marketing, including activities of their agents and brokers.


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