Individuals who have complex care and functional needs often require non-medical services and supports to stay out of the hospital and remain living in the community. The 2018 Balanced Budget Act, which included the CHRONIC Care Act, allows Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to offer non-medical supplemental benefits, including home and community-based services, to targeted groups of Medicare beneficiaries. The Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) surveyed MA plans to identify challenges plans face with including supplemental benefits in their bids. In their recently published report, Medicare Advantage’s New Supplemental Benefit for 2019: Plan Views and Responses, LTQA outlines challenges and develop suggestions for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should consider for the 2020 bid cycle.
View the resource: Medicare Advantage’s New Supplemental Benefit for 2019: Plan Views and Responses