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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > The Medicare Advantage program: Status report (1)

The Medicare Advantage program: Status report (1)

March 15, 2018

For Medicare Advantage contract consolidations involving different geographic areas, the Secretary should:

  • for any consolidations effective on or after January 1, 2018, require companies to report quality measures using the geographic reporting units and definitions as they existed prior to consolidation, and
  • determine star ratings as though the consolidations had not occurred, and maintain the pre-consolidation reporting units until new geographic reporting units are implemented.

Topics: Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Quality.