On January 5, 2024, the Center submitted comments to a proposed rule for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) titled: Medicare Program; Contract Year 2025 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicare Cost Plan Program, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly; Health Information Technology Standards and Implementation Specifications (CMS-4205-P). The comments were also submitted on behalf of California Health Advocates (CHA).
In our comments, we applaud CMS for its ongoing efforts to strengthen consumer protections for Medicare beneficiaries and increase oversight of Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plans. Building on important changes made in the final 2024 Part C & D rule, the proposed 2025 rule further demonstrates CMS’ commitment to protect people with Medicare. While generally supporting most of the proposals, the Center, among other things, pointed out where CMS can make further headway in properly overseeing private MA and Part D plans and those who sell them.
Our full comments are available at https://medicareadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/C-D-Comments-2024.pdf