Issue: Medicare Advantage

April 18th, 2022

In this week's issues, we explore how some health plans unduly restrict patient access to IRF & LTCH care

In early 2022, the Biden Administration requested information from healthcare providers to gauge to what extent Medicare Advantage (MA) plans may be restricting patient access to Medicare benefits. Hospital trade associations submitted statements documenting how MA plans often limit access to some Medicare benefits—including patient care in Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals (IRFs) and Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs).