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Lawmakers ask officials about Advantage plan bonus program
Modern Healthcare

Two House lawmakers have demanded answers from HHS and the CMS about the Medicare Advantage Quality Bonus Demonstration Program after a recent federal report questioned HHS’ legal authority to implement the program.

Last week, the Government Accountability Office found that the demonstration program had not met two statutory requirements, including one that would provide additional incentives to Medicare Advantage plans to increase the efficiency and economy of Medicare services; and another that would provide the CMS enough information to determine if the demonstration’s changes in payment methods met that goal without hurting quality.