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No Final Decision From CMS on 2015 Medicare Advantage Commissions in 2015 Call Letter

The proposed rulemaking from CMS dealing with 2015 Agent/Broker Compensation which was issued in early January and which closed for comments around March 7th was not addressed in the 2015 Call Letter.  CMS had some follow up on the 2015 Call Letter earlier today, but there was no comment on the proposed rulemaking and no…

9 Apr 14
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Quick Take on the CMS Announcement on 2015 Medicare Advantage Reimbursement

CMS announced a major swing in reimbursement for Medicare advantage for 2015, changing their 1.9% decline to a 0.4% increase.  In their Press Release, CMS noted that the increase was more than what the industry had even asked for. I had a chance to parse the numbers for a few hours last night…

8 Apr 14
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CMS 2015 Final Call Letter and Medicare Advantage Ratebook Due out Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day to preview the level of funding for Medicare Advantage for 2015 as the final rates are to be set and the 2015 Final Call Letter is published. Generally, CMS will post these between 4pm and 5pm (after the close of the stock market). You can find the Ratebooks…

Crozer-Keystone Health System and Cigna-HealthSpring May Cut Medicare Advantage Ties

The current provider contract between Cigna-HealthSpring and Crozer-Keystone Health System (CKHS) is set to expire on April 30th, 2014 and it appears that the sides are fairly far apart in their negotiations.  It’s not uncommon, however, for these contract disputes to run right up to the last minute, however, CKSH has posted a…


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