Fact Sheet
January 27, 2021

Payment Parity Between Medicare Advantage and Traditional Fee-For-Service Medicare

As this fact sheet shows, over the past decade, Medicare Advantage plan payments have decreased in relation to TraditionalFee-for-Service (FFS) Medicare spending while enrollment has grown significantly. Medicare Advantage plans are paid on parity with Traditional FFS Medicare, while Medicare Advantage continues to demonstrate better clinical outcomes compared to Traditional FFS Medicare with similar beneficiary populations.

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