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Key Facts: Over 3.5 million retirees nationwide, 20% of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, are in EGWPs. Retiree enrollment continues to grow, nearly doubling since 2010. •...
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Key Facts: • Medicare Advantage encounter data are detailed records about Medicare Advantage enrollees health care. • CMS uses encounter data to determine and validate...
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Policy Recommendation: It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to understand the array of coverage offerings and associated cost sharing obligations in order to make the...
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Key Facts: • Payment to Medicare Advantage plans are made based on bids at or below the average cost of FFS Medicare beneficiaries by county....
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Key Facts: • Medicare Advantage plans are paid a capitated amount based on the average cost of FFS Medicare. That payment is risk adjusted for...
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Key Facts: • The Star Rating System sets quality measures for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans and helps beneficiaries pick a plan based on...
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• For older adults, falls are the leading cause of injuries and injury related deaths. • $31 billion of Medicare costs are related to falls...
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Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans: Issue Brief

Special Needs Plans (SNPs) are a specialized type of Medicare Advantage plan designed to serve the health care system’s fastest growing population – frail,...
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