February 21, 2007
On February 16, 2007, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided advance notice of proposed changes in the capitation rate methodology and the risk adjustment methodology applied under the Medicare Part C program. In its notice, CMS also gave a preliminary estimate that the national per capita MA growth percentage would be 4.1 percent for 2008.
CMS is accepting comments through March 2, 2007, and will announce the final MA capitation rates on April 2, 2007. The Director of the Center for Beneficiary Choices has stated that related Part D data also would be included when the final rates are released.
To access CMS's notice, click here.
We would like to thank Sarah A. Kaput (Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC, Washington, DC) for providing this email alert.