/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/291_006_Logo_CornerstoneSM_white.png 0 0 Danielle Flesch /wp-content/uploads/2018/05/291_006_Logo_CornerstoneSM_white.png Danielle Flesch2022-07-06 13:37:572022-07-06 13:37:57Medicarerights.org Article: Medicare Advantage Oversight and Reform
Medicarerights.org Article: Medicare Advantage Oversight and Reform
Government Watchdogs Urge Medicare Advantage Oversight and Reform
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing this week on the need for greater oversight of Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations and plans. This hearing was triggered by several government watchdog reports that show MA plans delay and deny needed care, exhibit troubling patterns of disenrollment, and cost the federal government and taxpayers more than original Medicare.
Nearly 40% of people with Medicare have chosen to receive their coverage through MA, a private option that caps some out-of-pocket expenses and may offer some additional benefits but generally requires enrollees to use restricted, in-network providers to gain any of these savings.