New York’s Medicare Marketplace Update:
Changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) payment methodologies and rates initiated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have been met with doomsday predictions that such adjustments—intended to bring MA payments closer in line to the cost of providing the same care under Original Medicare—will lead to a collapse of the Medicare Advantage marketplace and dramatically increase costs for beneficiaries enrolled in these plans. Our evaluation and analysis of the MA market shows that such predictions have failed to materialize and that Medicare beneficiaries in New York and nationwide continue to have broad access to affordable MA plans. Click the download link to read the report.
This report was made possible by funding from the United Hospital Fund.
A companion piece issued by the United Hospital Fund called, New York’s Medicare Advantage Market, 2010-2012, is available athttp://www.uhfnyc.org/publications/880995.