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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Medicare Advantage payment areas and risk adjustment (B)

Medicare Advantage payment areas and risk adjustment (B)

June 15, 2005

The Secretary should update health service areas before using them as payment areas in the Medicare Advantage program. In addition, the Secretary should make periodic updates to health service areas to reflect changes in health care market areas that occur over time.

Topics: Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Regional issues.