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CMS imposes record number of Medicare Advantage fines in first quarter
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has fined Medicare Advantage plans at a record pace so far in 2015, as the agency attempts to live up to its promise of cracking down on bad practices.

Almost $2.5 million in civil money penalties have been levied on 10 Advantage plans in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest CMS data. In comparison, there was a single $50,000 fine in the first three months of 2014. The CMS also lifted enrollment sanctions on three companies that had fallen far out of compliance, saying their deficiencies had been rectified.