Amid Continued Disparities, MMAPA Urges CMS for Improvements to the 2024 Medicare IPPS Proposed Rule, Advocating for More Equitable Payments To Hospitals In Puerto Rico

MMAPA expresses support for the Puerto Rico Hospital Association’s recommendations to ensure the 2024 Medicare IPPS Proposed Rule delegates more equitable payments to hospitals on the island.   Recently, MMAPA, the Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Products Association of Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rico Hospital Association submitted a comment letter to the Centers Read more…

MA Rate Announcement Still Imposes Disproportionate Risk Model Reductions to Puerto Rico, But Changes are Diluted Over 3 Years

“MMAPA and the healthcare community in Puerto Rico will continue to work with the Biden Administration on a path forward that advances full health equality for the American citizens of Puerto Rico, especially our most vulnerable populations.” Following the release by CMS of the 2024 Medicare Advantage (MA) Final Announcement, Read more…

VIDEO: Senator Menendez Expresses Concerns About Impact of Medicare Changes for Americans in Puerto Rico, Especially Most Vulnerable

At a hearing, the Senator said the administration’s proposed changes to the MA risk model “could impose the largest year-to-year reduction in federal health funding to Puerto Rico, a change that is harmful not only to the most vulnerable beneficiaries but to the island’s health care system and economy.” At Read more…