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January 5, 2018
Washington Weekly Update


Senate is Back in Session - Health Care Policy is on the Agenda
The Senate convened for the second session of the 115th Congress.  The House returns next week.  Once both chambers are back, lawmakers will only have eight work days before the current spending agreement expires on January 19.  As part of a new spending agreement, Congress could include a long-term reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and may address Medicare extenders and Affordable Care Act (ACA) stabilization legislation.  We will be closely monitoring these developments.

CMS Releases Part I of MA Advance Notice

On December 27, CMS released Part I (of II) of the 2019 Medicare Advantage Advance Notice which proposes changes to the risk adjustment methodology for CY 2019.  CMS is expected to release Part II of the notice on or before January 31.  Comments on both parts will be due on March 2, with the final announcement expected to be released on April 2.  For additional details, the fact sheet can be found here. We will be providing additional information and analysis for our members.