Medicare Advantage enrolled 22 million individuals for 2019 coverage, representing 34% of Medicare beneficiaries.1 Social support services, including transportation and caregiver supports, are known to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.2 The capitated structure of Medicare Advantage could potentially be used to provide these social services through supplemental benefits.3 However, regulations have historically restricted offering nonmedical services.
Meyers DJ, Durfey SNM, Gadbois EA, Thomas KS. Early Adoption of New Supplemental Benefits by Medicare Advantage Plans. JAMA. 2019;321(22):2238–2240. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.4709
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