Medicare Advantage Insurers May See Positive Growth in 2016 Despite CMS’ 0.95% Payment Rate Cut Announcement

By Paloma Nazar on March 6, 2015 —  CMS has proposed a 0.95% decrease in Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2016, a stark contrast to the estimated 2.0% increase previewed in December 2014. This is likely due to updated figures relating to actual Medicare costs and the rate of fee-for-service Medicare spending growth. The proposed…