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CMS Finalizes Flurry of Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D for 2019

    By Sandra Agik, Senior Analyst

    CMS released a final ruling on Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plan policies for 2019 coverage, boosting payments, revising methodologies, and changing product structure requirements.

    With MA enrollment projected to increase to 20.4 million in 2018—roughly 34% of all Medicare enrollees—health plans must carefully consider how each of these changes impacts plan ability to attract and retain new members, and manage medical costs.

    Below, we’ve summarized the key implications of the final rule for your MA business, along with resources to help support your strategic response.

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