The lawmakers, Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. James Lankford, chairman of that committee’s technology subcommittee, have complained in a new letter that Sebelius still has not answered a letter on the topic that they sent Aug. 1.
“If the Department continues to ignore the Committee’s request, we will consider the use of compulsory process,” the lawmakers said in the new letter.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says it developed the star rating system to give Medicare beneficiaries information about plan quality. CMS has been using quality survey data and plan administrative data to assign the star ratings.
A provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) requires CMS to use quality information when allocating Medicare Advantage plan funding.