CMS to Reduce Medicare Advantage Payments
April 15, 2009 -- Seniors who belong to Medicare Advantage plans may be charged higher premiums and receive fewer benefits next January. This comes on the heels of an announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which intends to reduce payments to managed care plans.
For more information on Medicare Advantage overpayments and how they fair by state see this 2008 Commonweatlh Fund study.
For assistance dealing with Medicare plans or to file a complaint consult the state of Oregon's Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program.
A list of local resources for seniors choosing a Medicare plan can be found here.
Call the SHIBA program at (800) 722-4134