Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has pressed the CMS for detailed
information on how it intends to further police the private health insurance plans that
operate within its Medicare Advantage program.
The recent unscrupulous tactics by some MA plans have led me to be skeptical about how
well this market works for seniors and whether CMS is sufficiently protecting seniors in
the market, Baucus said in a written statement.
In a letter sent to acting CMS Administrator Kerry Weems just one day after the CMS
announced it had lifted a marketing restrictions in place since June, Baucus asked for specifics on
how the agency plans to monitor the sales tactics used by some of the largest health plans
to recruit Medicare beneficiaries into the more-lucrative and private fee-for-service
On Monday, the CMS said it has lifted restrictions on four insurers that offer private
fee-for-service plans under Medicare Advantage. In August, the agency lifted
restrictions on three other plans.
said that it had met with each of the organizations and determined that they were
compliant with conditions previously set out by the agency. -- by href="mailto:[email protected]">Matthew DoBias
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