APIAHF submitted regulatory comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI) on the Medicare Advantage (MA) Program. Medicare Advantage is vital to addressing health disparities and expanding access to quality medical coverage and social benefits to AA and NH/PI seniors, who represent nearly 5 percent of all MA enrollees. APIAHF provided feedback on steps CMS should take to improve language access for limited English proficient (LEP) beneficiaries, and on how CMS can help to advance health equity by requiring the collection, analysis and reporting of disaggregated race and ethnicity data on the MA beneficiaries. APIAHF also urged CMS to foster a robust network of behavioral health providers in MA and to ensure that behavioral health services are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
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- CMS, medicare, Medicare advantage