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Are Medicare Advantage Plans Using New Supplemental Benefit Flexibility to Address Enrollees’ Health-Related Social Needs?

09.2019 / By Urban Institute
This brief describes interviews with 10 Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Advantage experts, and social service providers to discuss new benefits added under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ increased flexibility in plan year 2019. It also discusses additional policy changes that may be needed to encourage wider adoption of these optional benefits.
The increased flexibility will allow Medicare Advantage plans to to cover new benefits to help address enrollees’ health-related social needs or long-term care needs.



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