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Final Medicare Advantage rates largely shun health plan lobbying
Modern Healthcare

The federal government has lowered average payments for 2017 Medicare Advantage plans, and it also modified several of the program’s policies after weeks of unremitting lobbying from the health insurance industry.

Overall, the Obama administration showed a commitment to proposals the powerful industry vehemently opposed. One of the most notable policy changes within the CMS‘ 250-page policy document was the decision to phase in cuts to employer-sponsored Medicare Advantage plans over two years instead of instituting the cuts in 2017.