The AHA today expressed support for five Medicare Advantage bills to be marked up tomorrow: H.R. 2505, 2506, 2507, 2579 and 2581. “Taken together, these bills would, improve the risk adjustment methodology, provide a more reasonable timeframe for MA plans to evaluate and respond to [the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’] proposed rate actions, encourage MA beneficiaries to access high-value prescriptions and medical services, and allow beneficiaries greater opportunity to enroll and dis-enroll from MA plans (including Part D),” AHA Executive Vice President Rick Pollack told leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee. “We strongly support the sections of H.R. 2506 and H.R. 2579 that contain language recognizing the impact of socioeconomic factors on quality performance and suggesting that adjustments should be incorporated into the MA star rating system.”