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About Our Senior Advocates August 29, 2017

Adjoa Adofo   BMA has over 112,000 advocates in our coalition representing all 50 states. The states with the largest number of BMA Advocates include: Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, and Florida. The 3 cities with…

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Meehan Bill Improves Medicare Advantage for Chronically Ill Seniors June 27, 2017

Representative Meehan Office Press Release Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) has introduced H.R. 3044, bipartisan legislation that allows Medicare Advantage insurance plans to offer a wider array of benefits to chronically ill…

Population Health Management and Value Based Care: The Overarching Approach That Makes a Difference June 15, 2017

Rose Maljanian, Chairman & CEO HealthCAWS The healthcare system and ecosystem is in a period of great change as we shift from pay per service to pay for value.  As the nuances of federal and…

Medicare Advantage and the Chronic Care Act of 2017 Improve Care for Chronic Conditions May 15, 2017

Allyson Schwartz In April, S.870, the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 was introduced in the U.S. Senate. On Tuesday May 16, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch…

2018 Final Rate Notice: Stability for Medicare Advantage May 5, 2017

Allyson Y. Schwartz Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Final Rate Notice and Call Letter. This annual Rate Notice is awaited with keen attention by every stakeholder who…

Strengthening Medicare Advantage: Bold Ideas for the Trump Administration May 5, 2017

Allyson Y. Schwartz In the recent 2018 Final Rate Notice and Call Letter, the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma made a bold request to the community of Medicare Advantage…

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