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As Diabetes Month Draws to a Close, Medicare Advantage Continues Innovating to Meet Seniors’ Diabetic Needs November 28, 2022

By Mary Beth Donahue Each year, November is recognized as National Diabetes Month. As the month draws to a close, and as Medicare beneficiaries weigh their health coverage options during this open enrollment period, seniors…

Medicare Advantage—Delivering Value and Cost Savings for Beneficiaries and Taxpayers October 18, 2022

By Mary Beth Donahue and Jerry Penso, M.D. As Medicare’s annual open enrollment period begins, Medicare beneficiaries will find high-quality and affordable coverage options to choose from, including increasingly popular Medicare Advantage plans. The Centers…

Empowering Seniors to Choose: The Facts About Medicare Advantage Marketing Communications September 13, 2022

By Greg Gierer, MPP During Medicare’s upcoming open enrollment period, which begins on October 15, seniors will have the opportunity to choose between the coverage options available to them. More than 29 million seniors and…

Direct Contracting and Medicare Advantage: Understanding the Differences August 3, 2022

By Jonathan Frank When individuals become eligible for Medicare, they face an important decision: whether to enroll in fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare – sometimes called Traditional Medicare – or Medicare Advantage. As our 2022 State of…

Better Medicare Alliance Responds to Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare Advantage June 28, 2022

by Mary Beth Donahue Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Medicare Advantage, entitled “Protecting America's Seniors: Oversight of Private Sector Medicare Advantage Plans." Lawmakers were…

A Closer Look at Medicare Advantage’s Value to Seniors and Taxpayers: A Response to Health Affairs June 14, 2022

By Greg Gierer, MPP As Congress and policymakers consider potential reforms to Medicare, there’s no shortage of viewpoints and proposals to consider. Earlier this month, the 2022 Medicare Trustees Report showed an improvement in the…

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