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Medicare Advantage: Lessons for the Future


Monday, May 04, 2009

The Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation sponsored a luncheon briefing on the basics of the Medicare Advantage program.

Speakers included:

Jonathan Blum, director of the Center for Medicare Management at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Marsha Gold, senior fellow at Mathematica Policy Research, where she has conducted extensive monitoring of the Medicare Advantage program.

Mark Miller, executive director of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

Ed Howard of the Alliance and Tricia Neuman, vice president and director of the Medicare Policy Project at the Kaiser Family Foundation, were co-moderators.

Speakers

 Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform, Moderator
 Tricia Neuman, Kaiser Family Foundation, Moderator
 Jonathan Blum, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Speaker
 Marsha Gold, Mathematica Policy Research, Speaker
 Mark Miller, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Speaker
(Click on the camera icon to see a video of the speaker's presentation.)

Transcript, Event Summary and/or Webcast and Podcast

Transcript: Medicare Advantage: Lessons for the Future (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 5/4/2009
Event Summary: Medicare Advantage: Lessons for the Future (Adobe Acrobat PDF), 5/4/2009
Full Webcast/Podcast: Medicare Advantage: Lessons for the Future

The full webcast and podcast for this briefing, as well as videos of individual speakers' presentations, are provided by Kaiser Family Foundation.

Speaker Presentations

Marsha Gold Presentation (PowerPoint), 5/4/2009
Mark Miller Presentation (PowerPoint), 5/4/2009

(If you want to download one or more slides from these presentations, contact us at info@allhealth or click here for instructions.)

Source Materials

Medicare Advantage Plan Availability, Premiums and Benefits, and Beneficiary Enrollment in 2007 (Adobe Acrobat PDF), RTI International/ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 10/1/2008
Medicare Advantage: Lessons for the Future (Adobe Acrobat PDF), Alliance for Health Reform, 5/4/2009
Selected Experts (Word Document), , 5/4/2009

Offsite Materials (briefing documents saved on other websites)

A First Look at How Medicare Advantage Benefits and Premiums in Individual Enrollment Plans, AARP, 3/25/2009
Low-Income & Minority Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage Plans, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat PDF),America's Health Insurance Plans, 9/15/2008
National Survey of Seniors in Medicare Regarding Medicare Advantage and Pay Cuts for Doctors, America's Health Insurance Plans, 6/19/2008
Medicare Advantage Program Facts and Figures, America's Health Insurance Plans, 2/2/2009
Medicare Advantage defenders decry proposed cuts, American Medicial News, 4/6/2009
CMS Issues Guidance for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans for 2010, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 3/30/2009
CMS Announces 2010 Payment Information For Part C Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 4/6/2009
Medicare Advantage’s Private Fee-for-Services Plans, The Commonwealth Fund, 10/21/2008
MedPAC Backs MA Cuts Relating to Coding Behavior, The Commonwealth Fund, 3/6/2009
Congress Delivers Help to People with Medicare, Families USA, 10/15/2008
Characteristics, Financial Risks, and Disenrollment Rates of Beneficiaries, Government Accountability Office, 12/15/2008
Medicare Advantage: Coverage of Benefits and Access to Services, Health Assistance Partnership, 3/1/2009
Medicare’s Private Plans: A Report Card on Medicare Advantage, Health Affairs, 11/24/2008
Medicare Advantage Plans At A Crossroads- Yet Again, Health Affairs, 11/24/2008
Payment Policy and The Growth of Medicare Advantage, Health Affairs, 11/24/2008
The Success of Medicare Advantage Plans: What Seniors Should Know, The Heritage Foundation, 6/13/2008
The Emerging Role of Group Medicare Private Fee-for Service Plans, Kaiser Family Foundation, 12/4/2008
Health Policy Brief: Medicare Advantage, Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 4/29/2009
Medicare Advantage Program Payment System (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Medicare Payment Advisory Committee, 10/1/2008
Report to Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Medicare Payment Advisory Committee, 3/1/2009
Obama budget chief firm on Medicare Advantage cuts, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/10/2009
The Medicare Improvements for Patient and Providers Act, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Website, 6/24/2008
U.S. Reduces Subsidies for Private Medicare, Wall Street Journal, 4/7/2009
Medicare Advantage in 2008, Kaiser Family Foundation, 6/5/5008
Medicare Primer, Kaiser Family Foundation, 12/2/2008

 


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