What’s this about Plan F going away?
Rumors have been flying around about Medi-Gap Plans C and F and whether people can keep them or have to give them up. While MACRA prohibits the sale of Medi-gap Plans C and F beginning in 2020, as the Part B Deductible can no longer be covered, it’s only to newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries. You can keep your plan!
Plan G has same comprehensive benefits as Medicare Supplement Plan F, but Plan G does not cover the Part B deductible amount. Members are responsible to pay the Part B deductible. Blue Shield Email dated 9.20.2017
Congress did not prohibit the sale of these policies to people who were already eligible or enrolled in Medicare before 2020. Medicare beneficiaries eligible or enrolled in Medicare before 2020 can continue to purchase these two Medigap plans even beyond 2020. Choosing a Medi Gap Policy # 02110 * CA Health Advocates * AAFP.org * CMS.gov * CMS FAQ’s * AHCA of 2017 §102 would add $422,000,000 for 2017 * Small practices to be exempt? Modern Health Care 6.20.2017
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA),
(H.R. 2, Pub.L. 114–10) commonly called the Permanent Doc Fix,
establishes a new way to pay doctors who treat Medicare patients, revising the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The reform is the largest in scale on the American health care system since the Affordable Care Act in 2010. It fixes the way Medicare doctors are reimbursed, fills in a funding gap and extends a popular children’s insurance program, CHIP.
There MACRA related regulations also address incentives for use of health IT by physicians. Wikipedia
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