Today the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) held a meeting to present a status report on the Medicare Advantage Program. In response, BMA’s Interim Executive Director, Krista Drobac, issued the following statement:
“More than 16 million seniors have chosen Medicare Advantage because it provides high-quality, affordable coverage. Medicare Advantage is improving seniors’ health and well-being, while also driving systemic improvements in care delivery. Innovations in Medicare Advantage are driving better care coordination and better management of chronic disease, while rewarding value over volume in health care.”
The Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) unites providers, beneficiaries and advocates who believe Medicare Advantage is better for seniors and better for the healthcare system as a whole. Building on the growing body of research showing that Medicare Advantage is improving health outcomes for seniors, the new group will commission research on the value proposition of Medicare Advantage. BMA will also rally support among seniors and stakeholders to preserve and strengthen this critically important coverage option that one-third of Medicare beneficiaries have chosen.