2018 CMS Advance Notice:
Implications for MA Plans

  • February 15, 2017
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expected to release the Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter describing CMS’s proposed 2018 payment policies for Medicare Advantage (MA) plan sponsors on February 1, 2017. Every year, CMS updates the health care industry on proposed policy modifications to the risk adjustment model and the current MA Star Ratings methodology.

Listen in to our live webinar as industry experts discuss how the CMS Advance Notice for Payment Year 2018 will impact Medicare Advantage plans.

Webinar participants will learn:

  • The nature of the proposed policies
  • The potential impact of the changes as you develop and consider formal comments for CMS
  • The bottom line payment impacts for plans

Who should attend: Medicare Advantage plans


cara-kellyCara Kelly, Vice President, Avalere
Cara Kelly, Vice President, advises clients on the impact of health reform initiatives, with an emphasis on public programs and insurance market reforms. She specializes in helping health plans, pharmacy benefit managers and other healthcare stakeholders position strategically in the commercial market, including exchanges; Medicare Advantage; and managed Medicaid. Prior to rejoining Avalere, where she worked until 2010, Cara was at HHS’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), where she focused on Health Insurance Exchanges. Cara has an MHS in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a BA from Yale University.

patrick-donnellyPatrick Donnelly, Director and General Manager, Quality Spectrum®, Inovalon
Patrick Donnelly is the director and general manager for Inovalon’s integrated quality solution platform, Quality Spectrum®. He is responsible for ensuring seamless product operations and quality intervention strategies for Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial ACA health plans. For the past decade, Patrick has focused on international healthcare and quality initiatives at the state and federal level, which includes creating a patented Medicare Star Rating quality and financial performance tool. Patrick has a BBA in finance and international business and a BA in history and Russian from the University of Notre Dame.

matt-caminitiMatt Caminiti, Director, Product Execution, Inovalon
Matt Caminiti is a Director of Product Execution for risk adjustment solutions on Inovalon’s Client Services Team. He has an MBA in Finance and International Business and has focused on public policy and its impact on businesses for the past 10 years, including appearances as a subject matter expert for Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg.com, Federal News Radio, and in front of the Maryland State Legislature. In his role at Inovalon, Matt holds the responsibility for planning, operations, design, modeling and coordination of the Inovalon risk adjustment solutions for Medicare, Medicaid and commercial risk adjustment products.