Medicare Advantage Update

November 15th, 2021

Medicare beneficiaries are in the midst of the Medicare program’s annual open enrollment season.

This is the time of year when beneficiaries can
choose from among competing Medicare Advantage
(MA) plans operating in their area if they so desire
or elect to remain in Medicare’s original fee-forservice (FFS) program.
Medicare Advantage has been growing rapidly over
the last decade – and is on pace to become the way
most beneficiaries access their Medicare
entitlement.
We thought this would be a good time to check up
on the Medicare Advantage program. On pages 10-
11, we close by looking at legislation which proposes
changes to the prior authorization process and at
other possible policy changes.