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Medicare underpaying for those with functional limitations: GAO

The federal government may be underpaying for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries with functional limitations, a new analysis finds.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pays a fixed amount for individuals covered by those health plans, but isn’t taking into account beneficiaries’ ability to perform routine tasks such as bathing, the Government Accountability Office noted.

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