Backpedaling from Better Quality Measurement?

Melissa Smith

Few would argue Star Ratings is overdue for evolution. With almost 50 Star Ratings measures, many having been in the program for years, and Secretary Price and Administrator Verma both positioned to make their mark on Medicare, change is imminent. But change is also difficult, a fact acknowledged by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) when it reversed course in the 2018 Call Letter on several proposals included in the Advance Notice.

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Member Experience: Cross-Functional Alignment

Carrie Barker-Settles

What organizational structure best aligns with a member experience team?

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CMS Market Stabilization Rule

Olga Walther

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the new administration’s first stab at “market …

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The Transition from RAPS to EDPS

Jessica Smith

The comments have rolled in, and the concerns regarding the transition from Risk Adjustment Processing System (RAPS) to …

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Newfound Flexibility in 2018 Call Letter

Olga Walther

The 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Call Letter had a clear theme of flexibility for …

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Tips for a Multicultural Marketing Strategy

Angela Fox

We are all familiar with the 5% language threshold requirement by which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid …

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If I Ruled the World (of Medicare Advantage)

Charro Knight-Lilly

As discussion in Washington is currently focused on repeal and replace, there is no better time than the …

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