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September 8, 2023

Statement on MedPAC’s Medicare Advantage Work Plan

Statement by Better Medicare Alliance President and CEO, Mary Beth Donahue, on MedPAC’s Medicare Advantage Work Plan

WASHINGTON – Better Medicare Alliance, the nation’s leading research and advocacy organization supporting Medicare Advantage and strengthening the program for 31 million beneficiaries, today released the following statement upon the conclusion of MedPAC’s two-day public meeting:

“MedPAC’s discussion of Medicare Advantage this week showed that slightly more than half of all eligible Medicare beneficiaries are now enrolled in Medicare Advantage, according to its preliminary 2023 estimates,” said Mary Beth Donahue, president and CEO of Better Medicare Alliance.

“As Medicare Advantage beneficiaries make up a large and growing share of Medicare enrollment, we appreciate MedPAC’s focus on this vital program as part of its upcoming work.

“BMA is simultaneously working towards solutions to strengthen the program for beneficiaries and seeking out opportunities to develop research to examine and better understand health outcomes of beneficiaries. With the innovative use of value-based care and care management, Medicare Advantage is delivering affordable, better-quality care for Medicare beneficiaries. While this is critical to everyone, it is particularly valuable to the more diverse and economically disadvantaged population Medicare Advantage serves.

“BMA looks forward to continuing its work, together with the broader Medicare Advantage community, to improve the beneficiary experience through a multistakeholder approach.”

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