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June 24, 2020
Better Medicare Alliance Releases Extended, Updated Report on the Medicare Advantage Response to COVID-19

Report highlights 25 healthcare leaders on the frontlines of patient care and advocacy, including seven all-new stories

Washington, D.C. – Better Medicare Alliance (BMA), the leading research and advocacy organization supporting Medicare Advantage, released an expanded, updated edition of its April 2020 report, “Spotlight on Innovation: The Response to COVID-19.”

The re-released report includes seven all-new stories and updates to earlier listings for a total of 25 timely profiles of health care leaders on the frontlines of patient care and advocacy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 is a fast-moving story with a dramatic impact on the entire health care system. As this infectious disease remains in our world – and as Medicare Advantage continues to identify ways to deliver care and protect the most vulnerable – we are committed to telling the inspiring news of innovations in health care that can keep seniors safe while providing peace of mind to millions,” said Better Medicare Alliance President and CEO Allyson Y. Schwartz. “So much has changed since we first released this report in April. We knew that the ongoing impact of this crisis demanded an updated look at the Medicare Advantage community’s response. Together, these 25 stories from across our Alliance explain how Medicare Advantage’s flexible benefit design and value-based care empower plans and providers to respond quickly and mitigate harm in the face of this unprecedented health care emergency.”

BMA Ally Organizations featured in the report include:

  • Alliance for Aging Research*
  • ATA*
  • Atrius Health
  • Austin Regional Clinic
  • ChenMed
  • ConcertoHealth
  • CVS Health/Aetna
  • Humana
  • Iora Health
  • Landmark Health
  • MANNA
  • Meals on Wheels America
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • National Association of Nutrition & Aging Services Programs *
  • National Black Nurses Association*
  • National Coalition on Health Care
  • National Hispanic Medical Association*
  • National Medical Association
  • naviHealth*
  • Oak Street Health*
  • Partners in Care Foundation*
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • SilverSneakers (Tivity Health)
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • UnitedHealth Group
    (* denotes new listings since the first edition of this report)

Read the full report HERE.

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