How the Recent CMS Update Will Impact Traditional Medicare Reimbursement with MACRA At the beginning of February 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed raising Medicare Advantage plan payments by an average 1.84 percent in 2019. In a more recent announcement dated April 2, 2018, CMS proposed an increase in Medicare Advantage plan payments from the original estimated 1.84 percent to 3.4 percent based on improvements in data submissions. CMS is committed to strengthening the Medicare Advantage…