I'm hearing that CMS wants all MA agents to be appointed thru their state DOI. (revenue for doi). Ture or False? I hear Wellcare has already announced this. ALSO CMS to pay 3.6% more to MA plans, drug deductible goes to $295 from $275 in 2009 <IMG height=31 width=60 align=left border=0> 2009 UpdatesCMS on Monday announced that average reimbursements to providers of private Medicare Advantage plans will increase by 3.6% in 2009, the AP/Houston Chronicle reports. CMS, which increased average reimbursements to sponsors of MA plans by 3.5% last year, previously estimated an increase of 3.7% for next year. And, the drug plan providers also got a small boost in the form of higher deductibles for prescription drug plans next year.