Medicare-eligible seniors face more options than ever when considering Medicare Advantage (MA) and supplemental coverage. This year, the average beneficiary has nearly 70 different MA and Medicare Part D stand-alone plan options, with a litany of supplemental benefit offerings including many related directly to primary care.
This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is learning from prior models and plans to make adjustments within Medicare Advantage for dual eligibles and hospice care. In other MA news, Anthem and UnitedHealthcare were penalized for failing to meet the medical loss ratio (MLR) threshold of 85%.
CMS is moving forward...