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January 31, 2019

AMGA Statement on 2020 Advanced Medicare Rate Notice

Alexandria, VA – AMGA is closely reviewing the Medicare Advantage Advance Notice and Call Letter for plan year 2020. As part of its proposal, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to implement reforms included as part of the AMGA-endorsed Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 to expand the type of supplemental benefits that are available to Medicare beneficiaries with chronic illness.

“Meeting the needs of patients with chronic disease requires a team-based approach to care,” said AMGA President and CEO Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A. “This also may include services that traditionally were not thought of as healthcare-related, including ones that deal with socioeconomic barriers to care. That is why AMGA is supportive of CMS’ effort to provide flexibility in how Medicare Advantage plans help support the total needs of a patient by, for instance, ensuring their nutrition and transportation needs are met.”

AMGA will offer detailed comments on the Advanced Notice and Draft Call Letter.

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AMGA is a trade association leading the transformation of health care in America. Representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, we advocate, educate, innovate, and empower our members to deliver the next level of high performance health. AMGA is the national voice promoting awareness of our members’ recognized excellence in the delivery of coordinated, high quality, high-value care. More than 175,000 physicians practice in our member organizations, delivering care to one in three Americans.