Medicare Advantage Plan
With the enactment of the Medicare Modernization Act in 2003, Congress revitalized the Medicare managed care program: substantial new funds were allocated, new program design options were added, as well as new payment methodologies. Implementation of the new Medicare Advantage program is well underway; marketing of plans began in October 2005, followed by the open enrollment period November 15, 2005 and launch of the new plans in January 2006.
Additional Tools & Resources
On May 23-34 and May 30-31 AHA is holding a two-part follow-up teleconference series to address problems encountered by small or rural hospitals during implementation of the Medicare Advantage program, with a particular focus on contracting considerations. Click here for the PowerPoint slides.
In the Fall of 2005, AHA held an educational series of three 90-minute conference calls, as well as a specially focused session on issues unique to small or rural hospitals. Materials available include the slide presentations and primers for each of the sessions. The primers contain detailed information on the topics covered, as well as citations to underlying statutes, regulations and manual provisions