The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its Final Call Letter for the 2018 payment year, outlining final 2018 payment policies, and Star Ratings methodology updates for Medicare Advantage (MA) plan sponsors. CMS announced a 0.45 percent increase in payments to MA plans versus the proposed 0.25 percent, as well as finalized its plans to uphold the Categorical Adjustment Index (CAI) method implemented in 2016, which is designed to offset the impact of socio-economic factors on plan performance.

During this on-demand webinar, learn how these and other changes may impact your organization. Listen as industry experts discuss:

  • The background and implications of the policy changes

  • How they impact healthcare organizations

  • Strategies and best practices to navigate the changes ahead


Cara Kelly

Vice President

Matt Caminiti

Director, Product Execution

Patrick Donnelly

Director and General Manager,
Quality Spectrum®