Understanding the Impact of CMS’ 2019 Advance Notice

  • February 21, 2018
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Online

Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updates health care industry stakeholders on proposed updates and changes to the current risk adjustment model and Star Ratings methodology for Medicare Advantage (MA) plan sponsors. CMS is expected to release the 2019 Advance Notice and Call Letter outlining its proposed 2019 payment policies on February 1. For MA plans, an understanding of CMS’s 2019 Advance Notice and Call Letter is essential to developing and implementing effective operational and quality improvement strategies.

Industry experts will provide an in depth look at CMS’ proposed payment, risk adjustment and quality-related policies for the 2019 calendar year (CY). Attendees will gain actionable insight into the proposed changes and potential impact to health plans as they consider and develop formal comments for CMS ahead of the 2019 Final Call Letter release expected in early April.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Overview of the current policy landscape and impact on MA plans
  • Highlights of the 2019 CMS Advance Notice & Call Letter
  • Bottom line impact of the proposed changes on MA plans and consumers
  • Deep dive on specific proposals that carry substantial implications for MA plans



Jim Clement, Associate Vice President, Products & Services, Inovalon



Patrick Donnelly, Director & General Manager, Quality Spectrum®, Inovalon



Sean Creighton, Vice President, Avalere