Friday, September 9, 2016

A recent
poll shows that the people of Puerto Rico have the same right to quality health care that other Americans enjoy. Read here the news of our efforts for the healthcare system in Puerto Rico.  .


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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Despite the efforts of the Puerto Rico Medicare Coalition for Fairness to avoid additional rate cuts in Medicare Advantage (MA) funding for 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the funding cuts for MA beneficiaries in Puerto Rico will stay in place, Dennis Rivera, spokesman for the coalition said. Rather than...


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Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Puerto Rico Healthcare Community expressed its full support for the Congressional Task Force on Economic Development in Puerto Rico (The Task Force), and submitted for this newly-created entity’s consideration a letter featuring a series of proposals and recommendations to help provide significant, short-term relief and economic stabilization to Puerto Rico.


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Monday, February 29, 2016

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2011, the Puerto Rico healthcare industry has worked with the United States government to attempt to avoid the potentially fatal rate cuts in Medicare Advantage (MA) funding mandated under the ACA.


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Monday, January 30, 2017

A newly released study by The Moran Company, a Washington D.C. based health care research and consulting firm with extensive expertise in Medicare payment systems, has concluded that Puerto Rico’s traditional Medicare (also known as fee-for-service) population is not representative of the island’s much larger Medicare Advantage (MA) membership, questioning its use as the foundation for establishing MA benchmarks in Puerto Rico.    
 

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Friday, March 10th, 2017

Puerto Rico needs all the help possible to make sure CMS considers significant policy adjustments


The Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) includes proposals that if finally implemented would result in a minor net increase of 1.6% to Calendar Year 2018 Medicare Advantage benchmark rates for Puerto Rico.


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MMAPA FULLY SUPPORTS THE MARCH AGAINST FEDERAL HEALTHCARE CUTS

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

El gobernador Alejandro García Padilla partió hoy hacia Washington DC donde se reunirá con funcionarios del gobierno federal para abordar temas como los recortes de fondos al programa de Medicare en la Isla, la inclusión de Puerto Rico en el Capítulo 9 de la Ley de Quiebras federal y varios proyectos de infraestructura...


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Thursday, June 11th, 2015

El comisionado residente en Washington, Pedro Pierluisi, indicó hoy que se encuentra participando de reuniones con líderes del legislativo federal en busca de adelantar un proyecto que evite el precipicio fiscal del Medicare...


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MMAPA is a non-for profit association comprised of the leading Medicaid and Medicare Advantage organizations in Puerto Rico: Humana, MCS, MMM/PMC and Triple-S Advantage. This association was born in 2009 to evaluate and act about the implications of new government policy on funding for Puerto Rico’s healthcare system.

Gobernador viaja a Washington para exigir un trato justo para Puerto Rico

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

New York is home to one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in the country. Many of us have family living in the Island, myself included. We need to work together to raise our voice and call on the federal government to act now to safeguard the healthcare system of our Puerto Rican brothers and...


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Pierlusi intenta evitar recortes al Medicare 

Pequeña alza en fondos Medicare para 2018 pero sin solución permanente 

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​HHS and CMS take action to mitigate looming $300M Rate Cut for Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries in Puerto Rico for 2017

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Products Association (MMAPA) announced today its full support for the march against cuts in federal healthcare funds for Puerto Rico, which will be on Thursday, November 5.


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 Minor Increase in Medicare Funding for 2018 but No Permanent Solution in Sight 

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Con el fantasma de la insolvencia a cuestas, los servicios de salud de los puertorriqueños podrían confrontar próximamente un nuevo disloque si no se logra detener una determinación federal que reduciría en un 11% los fondos de Medicare y Medicaid que recibe el País...


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A incrementar la presión por la salud del País

Friday, April 8, 2016


On Monday, April 4, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in its 2017 Rate Announcement and Call letter (Call Letter) that there will be significant positive changes in the 2017 funding structure for Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries in Puerto Rico, although more work is needed to provide long-term stability for the program.


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CARIBBEAN BUSINESS: Puerto Rico Medicare Coalition blasts CMS funding cuts

OP-ED: We Need to Act Now to Save Puerto Rico’s Healthcare System

Republicans, Democrats, and Independents Agree: Puerto Ricans Deserve Equitable Access to Federal Healthcare Programs

A UNITED PUERTO RICO HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY PRESENTS PROPOSALS TO PROMESA TASK FORCE

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Study Finds That CMS Methodology Likely Understates Puerto Rico’s Medicare Advantage (MA) Benchmarks

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

El presidente de la Asociación de Hospitales, Jaime Plá Cortés, extenderá el reclamo por la igualdad de pago de primas de Medicare Advantage a la Oficina de Derechos Civiles (OCR) del Departamento de Salud federal, en lo que asegura es el inicio de la lucha a favor de los pacientes...


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Friday, March 10th, 2017

Puerto Rico necesita toda la ayuda posible para asegurar que CMS considere realizar marcados ajustes en su política


​La Carta de Notificación Anticipada y el borrador con las tarifas proyectadas emitidos por los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS por las siglas en inglés) incluyen cambios que -si finalmente se implantan- resultarían en un alza pequeña de 1.6% en las primas de Medicare Advantage para el año calendario 2018 en Puerto Rico. 


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STOP THE CUTS  that endanger Puerto Rico's healthcare delivery system!