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CMS expands value-based Medicare Advantage project to 25 states

CMS expands value-based Medicare Advantage project to 25 states

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 22, 2017

Starting in 2019, insurers in 15 more states will be able to participate in Medicare Advantage's value-based insurance design program. Plans encourage the use of high-value clinical services among chronically ill patients by lowering or eliminating cost-sharing.

Editorial: Does Medicare Advantage measure up?

Editorial: Does Medicare Advantage measure up?

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 11, 2017

The health plan star ratings have come under fire for not including more outcomes measures. Do these measurements reflect the outcomes that matter most to improving care?

Justice Department drops UnitedHealth's Medicare Advantage suit

Justice Department drops UnitedHealth's Medicare Advantage suit

By Erica Teichert  |  October 16, 2017

The U.S. Justice Department dumped its lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group and affiliated health plans of exaggerating how sick its patients were to score millions of dollars in inflated Medicare Advantage payments.

Medicare Advantage star ratings show insurers' performance hasn't improved

Medicare Advantage star ratings show insurers' performance hasn't improved

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 11, 2017

Data released Wednesday reveal that the number of 2018 Medicare Advantage plans that performed well in the CMS' star-ratings program dropped slightly from 2017. At the same time, the amount of insurers that receive certain ratings hasn't changed significantly in recent years.

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