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CMS Needs to Fully Develop Plans for Medicare Advantage Encounter Data

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  • September 03 2014, 7:41am EDT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has not fully developed plans for using Medicare Advantage encounter data--information on the services and items furnished to enrollees.

That is the conclusion of a Government Accountability Office report on Medicare Advantage--the private plan alternative to the traditional Medicare program--which provides healthcare for nearly 15.5 million enrollees, about 30 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries.

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