MMAPA Letter to CMS Requests Action To Address Inequities Facing Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries In Puerto Rico

MMAPA officials outlined funding concerns and policy considerations for key health program serving over 90% of eligible American seniors on the island September 6, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Products Association of Puerto Rico (MMAPA) relayed concerns and adjustment requests regarding current funding and Read more…

Capitol Hill Meetings Underscore Need For Equitable Treatment Of PR Health Programs

MMAPA representatives offered tangible solutions to long-standing inequity in federal health care funding during fly-in meetings with congressional leaders and policymakers from both parties  June 17, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, representatives from the Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Products Association of Puerto Rico (MMAPA) met with policymakers and members of Read more…

Health Care Leaders Applaud Rep. González-Colón Legislation To Establish Equitable Medicare Advantage Rates In Puerto Rico, Extend Medicare Savings Program To Territories

MMAPA urges Congress to pass proposals from the resident commissioner designed to strengthen federal health programs for the American citizens of Puerto Rico June 9, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón introduced H.R. 7997, the Achieving Equity in the Treatment of Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Act, which would Read more…

Inequity In Medicare Increases For Puerto Rico With The Release Of The Medicare Advantage Base Payment Rates Set By CMS For 2023

April 27, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Products Association of Puerto Rico (MMAPA) expressed frustration that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) missed an opportunity to address long-standing inequities in Puerto Rico’s Medicare Advantage (MA) program with the new base payments for 2023. Read more…

Puerto Rico Health Organizations Highlight Inequitable Medicare Advantage Rates To Biden Administration

This week, MMAPA joined community and partner organizations in Puerto Rico to send a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure highlighting the urgent need for equity in the island’s Medicare Advantage (MA) program. This letter notes Puerto Rico’s Read more…