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Final Medicare Advantage rate policies a mixed bag for insurers
Modern Healthcare

Did the Obama administration indulge health insurance companies with friendly changes to Medicare Advantage rate policies for 2017? Or did CMS officials stick to their guns on proposals the industry aggressively lobbied to kill? Experts say it was a little of both. “It embodies the definition of compromise,” said John Gorman, a Washington-based Medicare Advantage consultant and former CMS official. “Everybody goes home pissed.”David Windley, an equities analyst at Jefferies who tracks insurers, said it wasn’t a loss for the industry, but he wouldn’t call it a win either.