Medicare Advantage: CMS Should Improve the Accuracy of Risk Score Adjustments for Diagnostic Coding Practices: Report to Congressional Requesters.

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" The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pays plans in Medicare Advantage (MA)-the private plan alternative to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS)-a predetermined amount per beneficiary adjusted for health status. To make this adjustment, CMS calculates a risk score, a relative measure of expected health care costs, for each beneficiary. Risk scores should be the same among all beneficiaries with the same health conditions and demographic characteristics. Policymakers raised concerns that differences in diagnostic ...

Medicare Advantage: CMS Should Improve the Accuracy of Risk Score Adjustments for Diagnostic Coding Practices: Report to Congressional Requesters. 2017, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781974265312

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