Medicare Advantage Remains Critical for Low-Income, Minority Beneficiaries

New report from America's Health Insurance Plans comes as CMS prepares to announce preliminary 2016 Medicare Advantage payment policies that could further impact seniors' coverage and benefits.

Medicare Advantage remains a vital coverage option for low-income and minority Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new report released by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The report comes as CMS prepares to announce preliminary 2016 Medicare Advantage payment policies that could further impact seniors’ coverage and benefits, particularly for the growing number of low-income beneficiaries who depend on these healthcare services.

Nationwide, nearly 16 million seniors—roughly 30% of all Medicare enrollees—have chosen Medicare Advantage for the higher quality care and additional benefits these plans provide. Medicare Advantage offers comprehensive disease management programs and care coordination services to help millions of seniors manage their health conditions. Moreover, Medicare Advantage plans continue to outperform traditional fee-for-service Medicare at addressing crucial patient care issues and improving health outcomes.

Read more at AHIP: http://bit.ly/1DNHy2e