The Future of Medicare Advantage: Are We on the Right Path?

The Future of Medicare Advantage: Are We on the Right Path?

Hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform, this June 10 briefing looked at Medicare Advantage and changes affecting it, including revised calculations of payments from CMS, and the Affordable Care Act’s reduced payments to Medicare Advantage plans.

Speakers discussed how Medicare Advantage plans are expected to respond to payment changes; if quality bonus payments created significant changes in patient care or plan choices; and what implications could these decisions have on beneficiaries with regard to premiums, benefits and more.

Moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance and Diane Rowland of the Foundation, speakers included:

  • Gretchen Jacobson, associate director of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy
  • Mark Miller, executive director of MedPAC
  • Alissa Fox, senior vice president in the Office of Policy and Representation at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • Carl McDonald, director at Citi Investment Research


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