Thomas E. Hutchinson, a Strategic Advisor for EBG Advisors, Inc., was quoted in POLITICO Pro, in “Health Plans Gear Up for Annual Fight Over Medicare Advantage Rates,” by Paul Demko and Jennifer Haberkorn. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
Experts also warn the increase in rates isn’t the whole story; there’s a complex set of elements that ultimately determine how much health plans get paid. Those include coding practices and quality bonuses.
“Don’t get too caught up in just the growth rate,” said Thomas Hutchinson, a strategic adviser at Epstein Becker Green, at a Capitol Hill forum sponsored by AHIP on Wednesday. “The final payments are going to be a lot more complicated than that.”
Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report, 2/16/2016