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Medicare Advantage Organizations' Efforts To Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

HHS, in alignment with the 2021 Executive Order 13985 Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, has pursued addressing health disparities among members of certain racial and ethnic communities. CMS has developed a plan that aims to build the capacity of health care stakeholders, including Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs), to take action to reduce health disparities. CMS has provided MAOs with a variety of resources and tools for addressing racial and ethnic health disparities including annual reports, technical assistance, and trainings. This evaluation will identify the actions that MAOs have developed to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes. We will also identify any challenges and successes MAOs have experienced in their efforts to reduce these health disparities.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
January 2023 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Advantage Organizations' Efforts To Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-03-23-00060 2024