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…

MMAPA Supports Bipartisan Push To Address Medicare Advantage Inequities, Requests HHS Action For Americans In Puerto Rico

Members of Congress pen bipartisan letter to Secretary Becerra urging a solution to disparities in Medicare Advantage, the backbone of seniors’ health care in Puerto Rico March 24, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Board of Directors of the Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Products Association of Puerto Rico (MMAPA) issued Read more…

ICYMI: MMAPA Urges Congress to Address Chronic Underfunding of Puerto Rico Health Care Programs

Last month, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Products Association of Puerto Rico (MMAPA) President Roberto Pando Cintrón submitted a statement for the record calling on Congress to approve a long-term funding solution for Puerto Rico’s federal health care programs. In his statement, Pando Cintrón highlighted that Puerto Rico falls 41% below the national average Read more…