Rate Notice Crash Course
Medicare Advantage payment and policy changes are typically made through the Annual Rate Notice and Call Letter, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Part I of the Advance Rate Notice and Draft Call Letter for contract year 2020 has been released. Part II, which addresses all other payment and policy issues related to Medicare Advantage, was released January 30, 2019. CMS will accept comments on Part I of the Advance Rate Notice and Draft Call Letter until February 19, 2019 and Part II until March 1, 2019. The 2020 Final Rate Notice and Call Letter will be released on April 1. Below, BMA has provided resources to catch up on key policies of Medicare Advantage and to better understand the proposed changes.