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CMS to phase in Medicare Advantage payment changes

Mar 31, 2023

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CMS will phase in controversial changes to the Medicare Advantage risk adjustment model over three years, the agency announced Friday afternoon.

Why it matters: The Biden administration wasn’t persuaded by the insurance industry and other health care groups that its proposed changes — including the removal of more than 2,000 diagnoses from the risk adjustment model — would hurt beneficiaries.

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