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CMS proposes Medicare plan MLR rules

Marilyn Tavenner, acting CMS administrator (CMS photo)
Marilyn Tavenner, acting CMS administrator (CMS photo)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing to apply minimum medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements to providers of private Medicare plans.  

CMS plans to publish a proposed Medicare MLR rule (CMS-4173-P) in the Federal Register Feb. 22.

The changes will have the effect of cutting 2014 Medicare Advantage program support by about 8 percent, Ignagni said.

The cuts and changes "will likely result in seniors facing higher out-of-pocket costs, reduced benefits, and fewer health care choices," Ignagni said.

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