RFI Commenters Envision More Plan Flexibility, Improved Transparency in MA

  • Sep 15, 2022

    After giving stakeholders a month to formulate their thoughts on how best to address a variety of aspects of the Medicare Advantage program, CMS received nearly 4,000 comments on its request for information (RFI). An AIS Health review of select letters reveals comments on a multitude of hot-button topics including beneficiary decision-making, marketing practices and plan oversight, and MA reimbursement.

    CMS published the MA-focused RFI on Aug. 1 and asked for input by Aug. 31. The sprawling request asked commenters to consider dozens of questions on key topics such as health equity, risk adjustment, social determinants of health (SDOH), supplemental benefits and value-based care. 

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  • Lauren Flynn Kelly

    Lauren has been covering health business issues, including drug benefits and specialty pharmacy, for more than a decade. She served as editor of Drug Benefit News (the predecessor to Radar on Drug Benefits) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016, and now manages Radar on Medicare Advantage. Lauren graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.

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