CMS Extends Additional Flexibilities to Ensure MA, Special Needs Plan Care During Pandemic

As Medicare Advantage plans seek ways to address isolated members’ social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic (see story, p. 1), new guidance from CMS allowing midyear benefit changes and other flexibilities may be a big help.

“Given the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 emergency, these flexibilities, in general, make a lot of sense,” Michael Adelberg, a principal with Faegre Drinker Consulting and a former CMS official, says of the 10-page document issued to MA and Part D sponsors on April 21.

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AIS Health Staff

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