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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Replacing the Medicare Advantage quality bonus program

Replacing the Medicare Advantage quality bonus program

June 15, 2020

The Congress should replace the current Medicare Advantage (MA) quality bonus program with a new MA value incentive program that:

  • scores a small set of population-based measures;
  • evaluates quality at the local market level;
  • uses a peer-grouping mechanism to account for differences in enrollees’ social risk factors;
  • establishes a system for distributing rewards with no “cliff” effects; and
  • distributes plan-financed rewards and penalties at a local market level.

Topics: Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Quality.