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CMS Proposes to Expand Telehealth Services and Change Scoring Methodology for Star Ratings in Proposed MA and Part D Rule

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that would expand access to telehealth services for Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries. This proposal would allow MA plans more flexibility to offer government-funded telehealth services to all their enrollees, whether they live in rural or urban areas. It would also allow greater ability for MA beneficiaries to receive telehealth from locations, such as their homes, rather than requiring them to go to a healthcare facility to receive telehealth services. Additionally, the proposal would change the methodology for calculating Star Ratings, which provide information to consumers on the quality of their health plan.

For more information, please review the CMS fact sheet. For questions, please contact Allison Madson, manager of regulatory affairs, at 703-591-2220 or

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