MedPAC Mulls Concept of Standardizing Common Supplemental Benefits in MA

  • Nov 17, 2022

    As Medicare Advantage insurers continue to grow their supplemental benefits offerings and CMS maintains a focus on improving the consumer experience, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has begun work on the nascent concept of standardizing certain benefits in MA. During its Nov. 4 public meeting, the commission seemed mostly interested in standardizing a limited number of common supplemental benefits in the name of helping beneficiaries make better plan comparisons, but several commissioners expressed concern about potentially hampering MA plan innovation.  Read more
  • Lauren Flynn Kelly

    Lauren has been covering health business issues, including drug benefits and specialty pharmacy, for more than a decade. She served as editor of Drug Benefit News (the predecessor to Radar on Drug Benefits) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016, and now manages Radar on Medicare Advantage. Lauren graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.

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