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Medicare Advantage

Betsy Rust

Understanding consumer choice

If you operate a senior living facility, here is something to put at the very top of your to-do list: Survey your residents to understand the choices they have made in the Medicare open enrollment period, which is closing tomorrow.

Also in the news for Sept. 19, 2014

Americans are the most worried about losing their eyesight as they age, poll says …. AHCA says MedPAC Chairman is ‘spot-on’ with three-day stay comments … Medicare Advantage enrollment rises for fifth straight year, CMS says.

Medicare Advantage organizations are unresponsive to provider questions, long-term professionals say

Medicare Advantage organizations are unresponsive to provider questions, long-term care professionals tell CMS

Several skilled nursing facility workers expressed frustration regarding communications with Medicare Advantage organizations during a public call with government officials Wednesday. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services representatives acknowledged that provider frustration in this area has been an ongoing issue, but they said that their hands essentially are tied.

CMS to hold Medicare Advantage conference

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold its Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Oversight & Enforcement 2014 Program Audits conference on Tuesday, June 24 .It is designed to “provide insight into how MA and Part D organizations can best prepare for a CMS performance audit.” Participants can attend in-person or virtually.

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