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Medicare is doing more to police Advantage and Part D lapses, but does it matter?
Modern Healthcare

Last month, the CMS quietly fined a small health insurer in Arizona $146,600 for violating several Medicare rules. In somewhat fiery language for a government agency, the CMS called the company’s lapses “systemic.”The insurer, Phoenix Health Plans, offers a few different Medicare Advantage HMOs for seniors and the disabled. Its membership is nominal, covering about 10,600 people.But insurance companies of all sizes are increasingly finding themselves in similar situations with the government.