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The Medicare Advantage program (E)

June 15, 2005

a) The Congress should set the benchmarks that CMS uses to evaluate Medicare Advantage plan bids at 100 percent of the fee-for-service costs.
b) At the same time, the Congress should also redirect Medicare’s share of savings from bids below the benchmarks to a fund that would redistribute the savings back to Medicare Advantage plans based on quality measures.

Appeared in: June 2005 - Chapter 3

Topics: Part C (Medicare Advantage).